Rsync 3.0.0pre8 and Mac OS X

Rudolf E. Reiber rudolfreiber at
Fri Jan 25 07:28:49 GMT 2008

Hi Matt,

thanks for your great help!
A look onto iconv --list told me, that the only mistake was a miss- 
I had to write --iconv=UTF8-MAC,ISO-8859-15 and everything worked very  
cheers to You!
I think, that a hint to iconv --list in the rsync man-page would be  

Am 24.01.2008 um 19:18 schrieb Matt McCutchen:

> Please keep this on the rsync list.
> On Thu, 2008-01-24 at 18:32 +0100, Rudolf E. Reiber wrote:
>> I am sorry, but when I apply the --iconv=utf8mac,iso885915 option,  
>> the
>> rsync compleately fails.
>> to compile some patches or do some other things in order getting
>> utf8mac to work? Or is this feature built in Rsync 3.0.0pre8?
> Support for encodings such as utf8mac is determined by the Mac's
> libiconv, not by rsync.  You need to install a libiconv that supports
> the utf8mac encoding (check that utf8mac is listed when you run "iconv
> --list") and then build rsync against that libiconv.  It looks like  
> your
> best bet is the MacPorts libiconv described here:
> In fact, rsync 3.0.0pre8 itself appears to be available through
> MacPorts:
> Matt
>> Am 24.01.2008 um 16:11 schrieb Matt McCutchen:
>>> I see now that *Apple's* iconv does have the necessary "utf8mac"
>>> encoding.  See:
>>> So just pass --iconv=utf8mac,iso885915 when the Mac is sending and
>>> --iconv=iso885915,utf8mac when it is receiving, and the problem  
>>> should
>>> go away.

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