Dagnabbit! Meant to also send this to the list. Kurt
On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 10:28, Giorgos Keramidas<keram...@ceid.upatras.gr> wrote: > On Fri, 19 Sep 2008 13:37:50 +0100, Anton Shterenlikht <me...@bristol.ac.uk> > 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? > > 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 me...@zzz.zzz.zzz.zzz: >> % > > 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. It does indeed have to do with Windows - see this article: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa365247.aspx However, there's another thing to know about the use of colons in file names, and it's not simply to do with driver letters - NTFS has a facility called Alternate Data Streams, which was implemented to support Macintoshes, originally. See this article for a start: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa364404(VS.85).aspx _______________________________________________ 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"