rsync-3.0.0pre10 and iconv

Paul Slootman paul+rsync at
Wed Feb 27 10:42:34 GMT 2008

On Wed 27 Feb 2008, sami.pitko at wrote:
> So if I'm interpreting that right, UTF8 is hardcoded to always be one of
> the conversion charsets. If rsync is sending, the conversion is always
> to UTF8. If rsync is receiving, the conversion is always from UTF8.

I think that UTF8 is simply used as the transport encoding.
The sending side will ensure that the filenames "on the wire" are UTF8,
and the receiving side will convert that UTF8 into whatever is required.

Paul Slootman

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