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#368520 - 26/03/2017 08:37 rsyncing between the Mac and Linux
carpal tunnel

Registered: 10/06/1999
Posts: 5672
Loc: Wivenhoe, Essex, UK
Today I learned about the rsync "iconv" option. I can now rsync my music library from my Linux server to the Mac without breaking accented characters.

(also involved upgrading rsync on the Mac)
Remind me to change my signature to something more interesting someday

#368521 - 26/03/2017 18:17 Re: rsyncing between the Mac and Linux [Re: andy]
carpal tunnel

Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 13491
Loc: Canada
On a related note, I think I might write a fidtomp3 tool for extracting tunes from our empeg players here. Sure, JEmplode can sorta do it, but it seems to have issues and crashes every now and then, and misses some playlists/tunes.

So instead I want to just rsync /drive*/fids/ from the empeg to a server box, and use fidtomp3 to create links from the hex-named FID files to a tree of mp3 files.

Then presumably I can use mp3tofid, or a modified version thereof, to go in the opposite direction after merging various playlists.

#368581 - 06/04/2017 05:48 Re: rsyncing between the Mac and Linux [Re: andy]
carpal tunnel

Registered: 08/06/1999
Posts: 7848
Loc: Seattle, WA
Handy tip if you want a rsync binary with iconv support for macOS without needing to go the homebrew/macports route. Download Carbon Copy Cloner, it's got one embedded in it at /Applications/Carbon\ Copy\

#368587 - 06/04/2017 20:53 Re: rsyncing between the Mac and Linux [Re: drakino]
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Registered: 19/01/2002
Posts: 3384
Loc: Guadalajara, MX
Thanks for that Tom. I already own CCC, but didn't know it was there.
~ John