Two rsync questions

Eric Zhang maillistbox at
Wed Nov 29 07:54:55 GMT 2006

Hi, rsync:

    I am a newbie of rsync and I am very interest in it. I have two
questions here:

    1. I want to use rsync to synchronize files between two machines,
one is SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 and another is RedHat
9(synchonize files from SuSE --> RedHat, using ssh). And I found that
rsync cannot deal with some files with chinese filename. Is this an
encode problem(I know that SuSE uses UTF-8 but I don't know the encoding
method of RedHat)? What can I do to let rsync recognizes these files
correctly? Here is the version info of my rsync:

rsync  version 2.6.6  protocol version 29
Copyright (C) 1996-2005 by Andrew Tridgell and others
Capabilities: 64-bit files, socketpairs, hard links, ACLs, symlinks,
              inplace, IPv6, 64-bit system inums, 64-bit internal inums,

rsync comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.  This is free software, and you
are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions.  See the GNU
General Public Licence for details.

    2. I am very interest in rsync and want to read the source codes.
Who can tell me where can I get started? Any suggestion is greatly

Eric Zhang

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