transferred files have ",v" at their end

giorgio79 info at
Sat Jan 6 23:08:50 GMT 2007

Dear Jan-Benedict,

Thank you very much for your kind resopnse!

It helped me solve my issue of downloading the csv :)

Basically, I understand now that rsync should be used for backups.

Have a nice day,


Jan-Benedict Glaw wrote:
> On Sat, 2007-01-06 05:23:44 -0800, giorgio79 <info at> wrote:
>> When I transfer files with rsync to my server, all the files get a ",v"
>> added to the extension. Do you know why is this?
> No, they don't.
>> I am using the command described on sourceforge
>> rsync -av rsync://* .
>> and I get files like "build.xml,v"
> You're downloading a CVS repository, not the "simple" files you're
> expecting.  Use a text viewer to look into one of these files. You'll
> notice that there's more in them than only the "plain" contents you're
> expecting to see.
>> If I do a search for the exact phrase with search engines, "build.xml,v",
>> I
>> can see lot of results, but hte problem is, I cannot compile files if
>> they
>> have a ,v at their end.
>> Can you please advise?
> You'd use "cvs" to connect to these repositories and check-out a
> working copy.  Rsync'ing this stuff is reasonable for doing backups,
> but not to compile the project.  (Of course, you'd setup a local CVS
> server to serve the just-downloaded *,v files, but that doesn't buy
> you a penny...)
> MfG, JBG
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