Lower-case filenames on receiver side

Marco Bridge marco.tijuana at gmail.com
Tue Apr 8 08:16:05 GMT 2008

Sorry for replying to myself, but i think this is quite a problem...
I mean, rsync seems to be arbitrarily changing filenames
Is this the wrong place for such a question? Should i fill in a bug  

On 5 Apr, 2008, at 13:30 , Marco Bridge wrote:

> Hi everybody,
> i've been using rsync for quite some time to sync files between my  
> laptop and my desktop
> for example i use the following to backup the music library (from  
> Mac to Linux)
>> rsync -rvzu --exclude=.DS_Store --delete --exclude 'Podcasts/*'  
> An odd thing i always noticed is that some files were always copied,
> even running the above command 2 times consecutively.
> This was happening only for about 30 files in a library of 3000+  
> songs and with some pdf documents,
> so it seemed just some weirdness in the files.
> However i just noticed something interesting from today's log,
> there seems to be something wrong with the capitalization of some  
> filenames
>> deleting acdc/Back In Black/Back In Black.mp3
>> deleting acdc/Back In Black/
>> deleting Pink Floyd/The division Bell/Cluster one.mp3
>> deleting Pink Floyd/The division bell/Keep tolking.mp3
>> deleting Pink Floyd/The division bell/A great day for freedom.mp3
>> ...
>> ACDC/Back In Black/
>> ACDC/Back In Black/Back In Black.mp3
>> Pink Floyd/The division Bell/A great day for freedom.mp3
>> Pink Floyd/The division Bell/Keep tolking.mp3
>> Pink Floyd/The division bell/Cluster one.mp3
> The folder 'ACDC/' is copied to the other computer as 'acdc/'
> for this reason the next time it will be deleted and re-sent.
> in the Pink Floyd case, look at how the 'B' in 'Bell' changes
> In this case the folder name seems to be ok on the receiver side,
> but rsync deletes the entire folder anyway.
> Notice that there are many other file in my library with mixed upper  
> and lower-case names
> (also full upper/lower-case) and they're not affected.
> What could be causing that?
> Best regards
> Marco
> More info
> *Source
> Filesystem: Mac OS Extended
> Macintosh, OSX 10.5 Leopard
> rsync  version 2.6.3  protocol version 28
> Capabilities: 64-bit files, socketpairs, hard links, symlinks,  
> batchfiles,
>               inplace, IPv6, 32-bit system inums, 64-bit internal  
> inums
> *Destination
> Ubuntu Linux 7.10
> Filesystem: vfat (fat32)
> rsync  version 2.6.9  protocol version 29
> Capabilities: 64-bit files, socketpairs, hard links, symlinks,
>             batchfiles, inplace, IPv6, ACLs,
>             64-bit system inums, 64-bit internal inums

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