remapping illegal file characters

Steve French smfrench at
Sun Apr 3 04:30:23 GMT 2005

Samba probably ought to be doing the same kind of remapping (as Windows 
does in SFU) so that  NFS users and local users can see the same file 
names as the remote users.

A test patch for the cifs client (remaps the illegal characters, except 
for '*' (which is hard because it is needed for readdir - and can not be 
globally mapped).  This patch allows you to create, view, list, stat, 
remove etc. files with six of the seven key filename characters (legal 
to Linux/Unix, illegal to Windows).
    :  < > | ? \

This allows recognizing/using remotely files created by SFU on Windows 
servers as well.
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