[Dirvish] rsync error: change_dir "/home/household/VirtualBox\ VMs" failed: No such file or directory (2)

Denis Heidtmann denis.heidtmann at gmail.com
Mon Sep 7 16:34:03 UTC 2015


Just tried double quotes: tree: /home/household/"VirtualBox VMs"/  Same
error as with no backslashes.

-Denis

On Mon, Sep 7, 2015 at 9:13 AM, Denis Heidtmann <denis.heidtmann at gmail.com>
wrote:

>
> On Sun, Sep 6, 2015 at 11:56 PM, Paul Slootman <paul at debian.org> wrote:
>
>> On Sun 06 Sep 2015, Denis Heidtmann wrote:
>> >
>> > rsync: change_dir "/home/household/VirtualBox\ VMs" failed: No such
>> file or
>> > directory (2)
>>
>> The error message explicitly shows a backslash in the name, so the
>> problem is there.
>>
>> > When implementing this vault I found that I needed to double escape the
>> > space in the folder name in the .conf:
>>
>> > tree: /home/household/VirtualBox\\ VMs/
>>
>> Have you tried it without *any* backslashes?
>>
>
> I thought that was the first thing I tried, but I made so many stupid typo
> errors getting to this point that I am unsure. So I tried
>  /home/household/VirtualBox VMs/ This is the result:
> *** Execution cycle 0 ***
>
> rsync: change_dir "/home/household/VirtualBo" failed: No such file or
> directory (2)
> rsync error: some files/attrs were not transferred (see previous errors)
> (code 23) at main.c(1183) [sender=3.1.0]
>
> So what to try next?
>
>>
>> > I have tried leaving off the final backslash to no effect.
>>
>> The final slash is *not* a backslash :-P
>>
>
> So true.
>
>>
>>
>> Paul
>>
>
> Thanks for your help.  You have reinforced my suspicion that dealing with
> the space in the folder name is the issue.
>
> -Denis
>
>
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