Error with paths with ()'s

@lbutlr kremels at
Tue Aug 18 13:47:31 UTC 2015

> On Aug 17, 2015, at 5:03 PM, Wayne Davison <wayned at> wrote:
> The use of "{}" on the receiving (remote) side is superfluous -- just specifying a destination dir (your .../Drive5/ path) is enough for rsync to use the same name as the source file on the destination.

That is the case if {} contains simply a file name, but is not the case when {} contains a relative path as well.

cd /path/to/root

find . -type f -exec rsync {} /path/to/dest/{}
  => /path/to/dest/path/to/file

find . -type f -exec rsync {} /path/to/dest/
  => /path/to/dest/file

> For those instances where you want/need to specify a remote filename, see the --protect-args (-s) option (which you can make the default via "export RSYNC_PROTECT_ARGS=1", and which will eventually become the default in the future).  Finally, the suggestion to use --files-from=- is a good one, which fixes all quoting issues even on the local side.\"{}\”


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