File name truncation 3.0.2-rc1 profiles

Michael B Allen mba2000 at
Thu Jan 22 02:28:46 GMT 2004

Richard Sharpe said:
>> Anyway, the fix is to convert all files into your current 'unix
>> charset'.  So, if that is UTF8, then rename files that are in CP850 (or
>> whatever you had your clients using under 2.2) into UTF8.  Iconv can
>> help, and there might even be some scripts people can help you with.  if
>> the only problem is the 'floppy' link, then just delete them, and let
>> them be recreated :-)
> Hmmm, someone sent me a script to deal with these problems a long time
> ago.
> I wonder if I can find it.

There's lotz of them. A quick search on Freshmeat found this was pretty


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