Rsync with spaces in source or destination path

Matthias Schniedermeyer ms at
Sat Jul 4 21:22:24 GMT 2009

On 05.07.2009 02:29, paresh masani wrote:
> Hi, I am trying to transfer a file that has spaces in its name. The rsync
> gives me below error. Am I doing anything wrong?

What you are looking for is "-s" a.k.a. "--protect-args'

- man rsync -
        -s, --protect-args          no space-splitting; wildcard chars only
- snip -

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