RSYNC changes file name

James B. Byrne byrnejb at
Wed Jan 30 15:41:28 UTC 2019

On Tue, January 29, 2019 18:27, Lowell Gilbert wrote:

> That makes sense. My instinct would be to create archives instead, and
> the archiving program (say, tar or zip) would be comparing filenames
> without the filesystem format getting in the way, so update operations
> (-u for both programs, if my recall holds) would work without
> unnecessary updates. Still preserves the accessible-from-any-platform
> criterion, but doesn't require any custom functionality.

However, to access the archived data requires the use of a specific
application which may not be available.  It is true that recent
versions of MS Windows and OSX have ZIP capability built-in so perhaps
that is the way to go.  I will have to consider that option.


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