Handling spaces in filenames
labradley at mindspring.com
Tue Aug 11 21:04:05 MDT 2009
Man rsync says that
"If you need to transfer a filename that contains whitespace,
you'll need to either escape the whitespace in a way that the remote
shell will understand, or use wildcards in place of the spaces.".
I am regularly doing backups with rsync and notice that files names with
a space in them copy properly, without any special escape or other
Is this a change in rsync?
Is the warning in the man page no longer needed?
I will say that my 'filenames' with spaces are mostly (if not all)
directory names so perhaps rsync knows to handle directory names better
than file names.
Can anyone enlighten me?
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