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Old 05-23-2006, 09:02 AM   #1
mrjamin
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rsync + ssh = backslash issue


Hey all,

I have rsync performing incremental backups to a remote server on a daily basis. However, there's a few oddities afoot.

Proof of concept:

/folder-to-backup/File 1.pdf

...is created as:

/backup/File\ 1.pdf

Here's my rsync command:

Code:
$ rsync -e ssh -avz --delete /folder-to-backup user@server:/backup
Here's my versions:

Code:
$ rsync --version
rsync  version 2.6.4  protocol version 29
Copyright (C) 1996-2005 by Andrew Tridgell and others
<http://rsync.samba.org/>
Capabilities: 64-bit files, socketpairs, hard links, ACLs, xattrs, symlinks, batchfiles, 
              inplace, IPv6, 64-bit system inums, 64-bit internal inums

rsync comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.  This is free software, and you
are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions.  See the GNU
General Public Licence for details.
Code:
$ ssh -V
OpenSSH_4.0p1, OpenSSL 0.9.7f 22 Mar 2005
Code:
$ uname -a
Linux hostname 2.6.11-1.1369_FC4 #1 Thu Jun 2 22:55:56 EDT 2005 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
Thanks!!
 
Old 05-24-2006, 03:16 AM   #2
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Technically, although <space> may be a valid filename char, a lot of Unix cmds don't handle it well, so you would often have to escape it or put quotes around it. Looks like rsync/ssh is doing so, but not stripping it out at the other end.
To be honest, if at all possible, I'd rename the src files (without spaces) and be done with it.
Trust me, it'll save you grief later.
 
  


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