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Re: colons with rsync

On Wed, 11 Jun 2003, Max Bowsher wrote:

> Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > I did manage to create a file called ':saved' (on NTFS).  It didn't show
> > up in directory listings (simple 'ls'), but did in an explicit 'ls
> > :saved'.  I also could write to it and read from it, so I'm not sure
> > exactly where or how the file was created ('mv :saved ./Zsaved' said "mv:
> > cannot move `:saved' to a subdirectory of itself, `./Zsaved'", so I'm
> > guessing Win2k got pretty confused).  'rm :saved' worked, though.
> I think the data went into a named stream attached to the directory you did
> these tests in. That would be consistent with the mv error.
> Max.

Yeah, thanks.  I remember there was a discussion of this a while ago, but
couldn't find it (I did browse the user's guide too, with similar
results).  In any case, this is not at all what the OP wanted.
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