How to escape "()" characters in commad

Steven Levine steve53 at
Thu Oct 28 10:58:22 MDT 2010

In < at>, on 10/25/10
   at 12:44 PM, rlinsurf <rlinsurf at> said:


>localhost:volumes jeffrey$ /usr/local/bin/rsync -avv --protect-args
>'Jeffrey Ellis\ s iPhone \(Root\)'/ 'Macintosh
>sending incremental file list
>rsync: change_dir "/Volumes/Jeffrey Ellis\?\#200\#231s iPhone \(Root\)"
>failed: No such file or directory (2)
>delta-transmission disabled for local transfer or --whole-file

>I'm lost.

What's the result of

chdir "/Volumes/Jeffrey Ellis\?\#200\#231s iPhone \(Root\)"

from the command line?

You might try adding --itemize-changes.  It's often more helpful than
additional -v's.


"Steven Levine" <steve53 at>  eCS/Warp/DIY etc.

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