Mon, 04 Feb 2002 16:39:16 -0800
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>>>>> "JP" == Jason Piterak <Jason>
>>>>> wrote the following on Mon, 4 Feb 2002 16:54:24 -0500
JP> Hello all, On a lark, I thought I would attempt to get
JP> rdiff-backup to work under Windows98 under Cygwin. We have a
JP> number of NT/Win2K servers in the field that I'd love to be
JP> backing up via rdiff-backup, and this was the start of getting
JP> that working.
JP> SUMMARY: o You can get all the pieces for rdiff-backup working
JP> under Cygwin. o The backup process works up to the point of
JP> writing any files with timestamps. ... This is because the ':'
JP> character is reserved for Alternate Data Stream (ADS) file
JP> designations under NTFS.
JP> Ben, is there any way we can get you to add a commandline
JP> switch (or do an environment lookup), that changes rdiff-backup
JP> to use a windoze-compatible character for the timestamp ':'
Shouldn't be too hard.. Maybe an underscore instead? As in
increments.2001-12-07T04_22_01-07:00.dir? Or just dashes throughout:
increments.2001-12-07T04-22-01-07:00.dir? Or maybe just remove the
separators: increments.2001-12-07T042201-07:00.dir? I think all of
those should be uniquely readable...
I probably should keep the status quo though, for backwards
compatibility and also because the current timestring is a W3 standard
(although they probably never intended it to be used in a filename).
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