files and directories with accented characters are destroyed

Wayne Davison wayned at
Fri Apr 15 16:36:38 GMT 2005

On Thu, Apr 14, 2005 at 02:07:13PM +0200, Jean-Max Reymond wrote:
> all the file and directories with accented characters are destroyed:

Note that the question marks are just rsync trying to avoid corrupting
the screen.  (The version in CVS should be smarter about not obscuring
legitimate characters because it calls setlocale().)

Rsync doesn't doesn't do any translation of character in filenames, so
if your file system tweaks the names that rsync gives it, it won't match
for the next transfer.

> rsync: mkstemp "/Users/rsnapshot/Save/Ckrjmax/Web/azurseisme/.Cons?gudes.jpg.F7yHbl"
> failed: Invalid argument (22)

You'll need to investigate why that name can't be created by the
destination filesystem.  If it contains a character that is not
supported by the filesystem, there is nothing that rsync can do
(without adding name-conversion rules).


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