RSYNC changes file name

James B. Byrne byrnejb at
Tue Jan 29 20:28:54 UTC 2019

Thank you.

Gpart reports the file system is type 12 which I believe is some
variant of FAT.  MS Windows does not permit file names ending in
either a dot or a space.  The filesystem silently truncates the
offending character.

I discovered this by trying to touch a file named 'seventeen.' which
showed up as 'seventeen' instead.

It would have been nice to have that munging reported.

On Tue, January 29, 2019 14:40, Polytropon wrote:
> On Tue, 29 Jan 2019 09:36:47 -0500, James B. Byrne via
> freebsd-questions wrote:
>> So the source file is recognised as having a trailing dot but the
>> resulting target file does not have it.
> What filesystems are involved here? Ssource is UFS or ZFS,
> I assume, but destination? Maybe it's a filesystem _name_
> restriction issue that leads to a silent automatic conversion
> (here: data loss)? Just a WAG... ;-)

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