Rsync, cygwin and seemingly random deleting of files problem

Wayne Davison wayned at
Thu Mar 24 07:24:05 GMT 2005

On Mon, Mar 21, 2005 at 01:31:53PM +0000, Toby D. Watson wrote:
> These files are not actually deleted as they are then transferred back
> in the sync process.

Do the names of these files differ in case, even after the transfer?
Are there any weird characters in the filenames that might be translated
by the underlying FS behind rsync's back?  For instance, if you have a
file named "foo." (with the trailing dot), that filename is treated the
same as "foo" under MS Windows, and cygwin doesn't do anything to try to
encode this filename in a special way, so rsync thinks it has created
"foo.", but when the transfer happens again, it will be told that "foo"
exists instead.


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