dealing with usernames containing whitespace
idra at samba.org
Wed Jan 31 03:20:26 GMT 2007
On Tue, 2007-01-30 at 18:49 -0800, Raymond Lillard wrote:
> What about Win users that put "_" in the file name?
The only problem I see is if you have both a 'Foo Bar' AND a 'Foo_Bar'
user, but in that case I think the admin is mad and you can avoid to set
that parameter and keep your spaces :)
> I have trained "most" of my users to not put spaces
> and other punctuation chars in file names. I'd not
> like to explain to those kind souls (who actually
> listen to me) why their "_"s keep disappearing.
Why should '_' disappear?
We keep the original name so we don't need to reverse the process and
remove underscores when sending back a name.
> What about using a colon, which I believe is disallowed
> in Windows, but allowed in Unix?
It would be even worst than spaces probably.
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