Is there a fix for Windows non-ASCII filenames via smbfs?

Jason Haar Jason.Haar at
Thu Sep 16 01:13:42 GMT 2004

On Thu, Sep 16, 2004 at 11:09:38AM +1000, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> You need to, at the very least, move to cifsfs - as this uses unicode to
> talk to the windows servers, and can export utf8 to unix.  This avoids
> the loss of information you are experiencing here.


> But why not just use rsync on windows? - I understand there is a win32
> port, or cygwin or something.

Performance: we run this over Intercontinental VPN links - rsync-over-Linux
outperforms rsync-over-Windows by 10-20%

...and rsync is a native Unix app, scripting languages are better under
Unix, blah, blah, blah :-)


Jason Haar
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