So what to do with Unicode filenames?

Stuart Halliday StuartH at
Mon Mar 20 10:57:11 GMT 2006

Ah right I see now.

I suggest you see if another similar product will perform better?

Unison for example?

An alternative would be to zip the offending files first and name the zip
file something safe, use rsync to transport them and unzip them at the
other end?

Stuart Halliday
ECS Technology ltd
Registered in Scotland - #212513 

-----Original Message-----
From: Shachar Shemesh <rsync at>
To: Stuart Halliday <StuartH at>
Cc: rsync at
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2006 23:29:54 +0200
Subject: Re: So what to do with Unicode filenames?

> Stuart Halliday wrote:
> >As long as each machine is set to its own correct default language
> >correctly then there isn't a problem I'm aware of.
> >  
> >
> But that's exactly what Georgy is complaining about. No amount of
> default locale tricks will help you if some of your files are in
> Spanish
> and others are in Hebrew. If there was a way to get the file names in
> UTF-8, you could use rsync still, but it seems that there is no way to
> do it.
> Pitty, really.
>           Shachar
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