Rsync iconv (Cygwin) (file has vanished)

Brendan Grieve brendan at
Sun Jan 27 04:23:08 GMT 2008

Wayne Davison wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 24, 2008 at 02:09:30PM +0900, Brendan Grieve wrote:
>> I get the following error on files that have russian cryllic letters: -
>> file has vanished: "/cygdrive/D/Data_Tier1/Home/xxx/??????? ???????? ????"
> See the prior discussions about how MS Windows is lying to rsync about
> what the filenames are (giving it names that it can't use in an open()
> call).  I have heard that there is an executable flag you can set to get
> MS Windows to stop this, but I don't use MS Windows to know for sure.
> ..wayne..

Just to save people in the future searching, a link to a post that goes 
into a little detail about this problem is: -

I use the hacked cygwin1.dll to work around it. I was hoping the iconv 
flag would fix this issue, but its definitely more to do with the 
interaction between MS Windows and Cygwin rather than anything to do 
with rsync.


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