rsync colon in filename to MSWin fails
mexas at bristol.ac.uk
Fri Sep 19 12:38:03 UTC 2008
I cannot trasfer a file with a colon via rsync to a Win box.
I've rsync-3.0.4 on the FBSD (sending side) and rsync-2.6.9
under cygwin on Win (receiving side). I'm not sure what the
error message means:
% rsync ./http:__en.wikipedia.org_favicon.ico mexas at xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:
rsync: rename "/cygdrive/c/Documents and Settings/mexas/My Documents/work/.http:__en.wikipedia.org_favicon.ico.8dBX2K" -> "http:__en.wikipedia.org_favicon.ico": No such file or directory (2)
rsync error: some files/attrs were not transferred (see previous errors) (code 23) at main.c(1040) [sender=3.0.4]
Note the extra dot before the file name, and extra suffix at the
end. Is this the expected behaviour?
However, to another FBSD box transfer is fine:
% rsync ./http:__en.wikipedia.org_favicon.ico mexas at zzz.zzz.zzz.zzz:
Is this something to do with Windows, or old rsync version on cygwin?
Even more bizzare, I get the same error even if I "--exclude" all
such files from transfer.
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