On Fri, 19 Sep 2008 13:37:50 +0100, Anton Shterenlikht <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > 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 [EMAIL PROTECTED]: > 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?
Yes, this is the expected broken behavior of Windows. The ':' character cannot be used in a normal filename in Windows. The bug goes way back, when DOS developers chose to use ':' to denote 'drive names'. > However, to another FBSD box transfer is fine: > > % rsync ./http:__en.wikipedia.org_favicon.ico [EMAIL PROTECTED]: > % UNIX only reserves '/' as the path separator (and in some cases the '\0' character for the end-of-fiename string marker). So the ':' character is valid for file names or directory names. > Is this something to do with Windows, or old rsync version on cygwin? Yes, it has to do with Windows. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"