RSYNC changes file name

James B. Byrne byrnejb at
Tue Jan 29 18:51:54 UTC 2019

On Tue, January 29, 2019 09:36, James B. Byrne wrote:
> I am using rsync to backup a cyrus-imap maildir tree.  Messages are
> stored in the maildir with files names consisting of a number followed
> by a trailing dot.  For example '12345,'  My problem is that when
> rsync copies the files from the maildir to the backup device the file
> names that it creates on the target lack the tailing dot.   So the
> message '12345.' becomes '12345' on the target.

Further testing reveals that this anomaly does not happen when the
rsync target is on the system HDD.  It does happen when the target is
a USB flash memory drive.

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