dump and :

bla at dayab.ch bla at dayab.ch
Mon Feb 16 13:07:01 PST 2004

just stumbled over this. If I try to do a dump to a file which has a ':'
in its name or path, dump tries to connect to a server (which is 
obvious as this is the notation for a remote dump).

# dump -f some:file /var
  DUMP: rcmd: getaddrinfo: hostname nor servname provided, or not known
  DUMP: login to some as root failed.

escaping (dump -f "some\:file" /var) does not work. Is this behaviour
intended? Is there a workaround? (besides making a symlink w/o the : in
the name or using another filename/path)



P.S. rsync (and probably some other tools using the same notation) 
     behave the same

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