DO NOT REPLY [Bug 6582] New: blocking characters in filenames

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Tue Jul 28 14:30:42 MDT 2009

           Summary: blocking characters in filenames
           Product: rsync
           Version: 3.0.6
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: Mac OS X
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: core
        AssignedTo: wayned at
        ReportedBy: lionel.valero at
         QAContact: rsync-qa at

client : mac os x 10.5.7, darwin kernel version  9.7.0
server : Linux Ubuntu 2.6.24-19-server #1 SMP x86_64 GNU/L

cmd : /usr/local/bin/rsync -avz -i --iconv=UTF8-MAC,ISO-8859-15 --delete -e ssh
/Users/toto/Documents toto at X.X.X.X:/home/MACUSERS/toto/

In the past i faced problems since users have accentuated charcaters (or weird
characters in file/directory names), rsync reports :
****[generator] cannot convert filename:these/cours...

the only thing i had to do is to rename the file with deleting weird

On one of my clients rsync is stuck (CTRL+C to terminate the job, no network
traffic) and reports that error :

sending incremental file list
.d..t...... these/Protocoles/melting pot/
cd+++++++++ these/Protocoles/melting pot/poly busc/
<f+++++++++ these/Protocoles/melting pot/poly busc/.DS_Store
cd+++++++++ these/Protocoles/melting pot/poly busc/BIO (Biochemistry)/
<f+++++++++ these/Protocoles/melting pot/poly busc/BIO (Biochemistry)/.DS_Store
<f+++++++++ these/Protocoles/melting pot/poly busc/BIO (Biochemistry)/BIO- 2D
Electrophoresis_bio_rad.doc ***CTRL+C
rsync: writefd_unbuffered failed to write 4 bytes to socket [sender]: Broken
pipe (32)
rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (588 bytes received so far) [sender]
rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(600)

In that case moving the "these/Protocoles/melting pot/poly busc" directory
solves the problem, but rsync does not give any error related to weird
characters ([generator] cannot convert filename) on that directory, i tried
adding "vv" for more verbose but with no success.

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