RSYNC changes file name

James B. Byrne byrnejb at
Tue Jan 29 21:13:50 UTC 2019

On Tue, January 29, 2019 15:43, Polytropon wrote:
> On Tue, 29 Jan 2019 15:28:50 -0500, James B. Byrne wrote:
>> 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.
> Ha, just as I thought. :-)
> If you're going to use the target medium for FreeBSD
> only (i. e., you won't access it from "Windows"), why
> not initialize it with UFS? There are even tunefs
> options that can help optimizing access to specific
> media, like USB sticks or SD cards. In fact, there
> even isn't a need for a partition table, if you for
> example do "newfs /dev/da0" (where da0 corresponds
> to the medium in question), and then you can use it
> as "mount -t ufs /dev/da0 /mnt" without problems.
> Filenames will then correctly be stored.
> Suggestion: For backing up FreeBSD stuff, keep using
> FreeBSD stuff. :-)

The resulting archives must be readable on a windows OS.  It is a
portable backup which may have to be used in situations where any form
of *nix will not be available to me.

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