OS X xattr troubles (was Re: --exclude patterns)
amorton at fastmail.fm
Thu Jan 31 05:03:28 GMT 2008
>> I have a similar problem. I'm trying to specify a custom per-
>> directory filter using
>> --filter='dir-merge .rsync-filter-m'
>> but because the whole thing is double-quoted the filter rule
>> arrives in single quotes. I can't simply leave out the quotes here
>> because the --filter option only gets the first token as its
> You can use an underscore instead of a space after the "dir-merge".
Thanks, that's solved it.
Now there's a new problem I'd appreciate any help with. I've just
started out with 3.0.0pre8 on OS X Leopard 10.5.1, patched according
to Mike Bombich's recipe on this list at
I have also run the backup-bouncer test as suggested (using -aHAX and
--fileflags) and obtained results identical to Rob DuToit's. (Devices
and fifos did not copy with their xattrs but all else was OK - this
may be related to the bug Wayne opened.)
However, trying a local rsync on my own home directory with -X and the
destination set to a directory on a local HFS+-formatted FireWire disk
(actually an iPod) immediately errors out with
[sender] could not find xattr #2 for .
rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at
Things seem to be OK if I omit -X to leave the xattrs out.
Is this a bug or is there something up with my filesystem? (My
installation's only a month old.)
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