Here's a good workaround. This works for me from Linux to Win32. In your rsync script, before the rsync, do either
find ./ -name '*:*' | xargs tar -czvf colon_files.tgz or (if you're doing the whole box as an rsync backup, like I am) do updatedb locate : | xargs tar -czvf colon_files.tgz Make sure that colon_files.tgz is in the path that's getting backed up by rsync. Then you can do the --exclude '*:*' in your rsync job to skip the files you just tarred. I tested this with the locate version above and it works. Also, updatedb & locate should go much faster than find if you want to do the whole box. I'm not sure if there's a way to use locate to just search a subdirectory, though. Best, Dave Anton Shterenlikht 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 me...@xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx: > 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? > > However, to another FBSD box transfer is fine: > > % rsync ./http:__en.wikipedia.org_favicon.ico me...@zzz.zzz.zzz.zzz: > % > > Is this something to do with Windows, or old rsync version on cygwin? > > Even more bizzare, I get the same error even if I "--exclude" all > such files from transfer. > > many thanks > anton > > -- > Anton Shterenlikht > Room 2.6, Queen's Building > Mech Eng Dept > Bristol University > University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TR, UK > Tel: +44 (0)117 928 8233 > Fax: +44 (0)117 929 4423 > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" > > -- View this message in context: http://www.nabble.com/rsync-colon-in-filename-to-MSWin-fails-tp19571614p23925088.html Sent from the freebsd-questions mailing list archive at Nabble.com. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"