rsync, windows/cygwin and special characters in filenames

Ville Mattila ville.mattila at
Thu Jun 17 18:25:50 GMT 2004


I'm using cygwin and rsync in my windows-equipped laptop to synchronize 
work and other documents between my file server (Linux RH 9) and laptop. 
As I'm Finnish, many of the transferred files have special characters 
å,ä,ö (A-umlaut etc) in the filenames.

I noticed that when the files are synced from the server to my windows 
box, the rsync translates the special characters to quotes. This is a 
little bit problematic as there may be depencies and links between the 

Does anyone has an idea how this could be solved?

Thank you,
Ville Mattila

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