How to use rsync when filenames contain double quotes?

Wayne Davison wayned at
Sat Jan 29 20:17:30 MST 2011

On Sat, Jan 29, 2011 at 4:15 PM, Walrus Foolhill
<walrus.foolhill at>wrote:

> Both hard-drives don't seem to have the same filesystem type (ext3 versus
> vfat): can it be due to this?

Yes.  Different filessystems have different rules for what characters they
allow.  An "Invalid argument" comes from outside of rsync, and means you
need to figure out what the OS/filesystem doesn't like about the name.  You
can always try creating a file manually, for instance.  However, I'm fairly
sure that a double quote is not allowed by FAT filesystems.

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