period in folder name

Stephen Zemlicka stevezemlicka at
Fri Oct 12 03:45:46 GMT 2007

XP Pro on both ends.  This is the error in the log

building file list ... file has vanished: "/cygdrive/F/Share/CP
Art/M-P/M/McCullough Const."
IO error encountered -- skipping file deletion

Once I go into cmd and rename the folder via the short name to "McCullough
Const", it works just fine.

Stephen Zemlicka
Integrated Computer Technologies
PH. 608-558-5926
E-Mail stevezemlicka at 

-----Original Message-----
From: hashproduct at [mailto:hashproduct at] On Behalf Of Matt
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2007 10:15 PM
To: Stephen Zemlicka
Cc: rsync at
Subject: Re: period in folder name

On 10/11/07, Stephen Zemlicka <stevezemlicka at> wrote:
> I'm having a terrible time with one particular customer using rsync.
> once in awhile, they create a folder like "Jon Const."  Rsync seems to
> 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
> go into cmd and rename the folder using the short filename.  Has anybody
> 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
> 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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