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colons with rsync
- From: "Ben Smith" <BenSmith at zieglers dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 09:35:53 -0500
- Subject: colons with rsync
I am trying to rsync from a SCO box to a Windows 2000 server as a
(temporary) backup while I build a more suitable Linux backup server.
Rsync on SCO reports errors such as the following:
rsync: recv_generator: mkdir
"var/opt/K/SCO/MMDF/2.43.3b/spool/mail/:saved": No such file or
stat var/opt/K/SCO/MMDF/2.43.3b/spool/mail/:saved : No such file or
I know this has to do with the colons in the directory/file names. All
of the files that have this error have colons in the path somewhere.
They are both a recent version, 2.5.6 protocol version 26. I guess
another snafu is that my cygwin install is very basic, cygwin-lite with
ssh and rsync.
Does rsync convert between Windows/Unix filenames automatically in
instances such as this? Is there a way to use cygpath to get around
this limitation? Thanks in advance for your help.
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