period in folder name
hashproduct+rsync at gmail.com
Fri Oct 12 03:15:00 GMT 2007
On 10/11/07, Stephen Zemlicka <stevezemlicka at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm having a terrible time with one particular customer using rsync. Every
> once in awhile, they create a folder like "Jon Const." Rsync seems to have
> a terrible time with the period in the folder name. After the backup runs
> and fails due to this folder, I cannot simply rename the folder. I have to
> go into cmd and rename the folder using the short filename. Has anybody run
> into this issue? Is there a way to get around it? I don't just want to
> rsync the short filenames because I want to keep everything as it is on the
> rsync client. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Which OS is running on each side of the copy? Exactly how does the
backup "fail"? This is likely to be a Windows or Cygwin idiosyncrasy.
On my computer, Windows seems to remove trailing dots and spaces from
every filename passed to a system call, so I can't create a folder
whose name ends in a period.
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