[EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
> just stumbled over this. If I try to do a dump to a file which has a ':'
> in its name or path, dump tries to connect to a server (which is
> obvious as this is the notation for a remote dump).
> # dump -f some:file /var
> DUMP: rcmd: getaddrinfo: hostname nor servname provided, or not known
> DUMP: login to some as root failed.
> escaping (dump -f "some\:file" /var) does not work.
Right; it's not the shell that you need to hide the colon from, so
escaping it in the shell syntax won't make any difference.
> Is this behaviour
Yes; as you pointed out yourself, it's the notation for remote host
> Is there a workaround? (besides making a symlink w/o the : in
> the name or using another filename/path)
I haven't tried this, but from looking at the man page, I might expect
dump -f /path/to/dump/dir/some\:file
Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area:
resume/CV at http://be-well.ilk.org:8088/~lowell/resume/
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