SAMBA digest 1431

George Gallen ggallen at
Thu Sep 25 13:37:45 GMT 1997

In my case, we use a DBMS Universe (PICK). Type 1 Universe files are
unix directories, and each item is a unix filename. In Universe "*" is
a wildcard, thus we have hundreds of "files" (programs) which contain a 
'*' in them. We use SAMBA to attach to these shares with the PC because
our Spooler (in Universe) stores the output jobs ready to be printed in
file (type 1) - these could be ASCII Delimited. Would be nice if
could just load them directly from the Unix share instead of having to 
FTP/rename them to the PC, then load them. Unfortunatly, probably due
to WIN95 handling of "*" in a filename, it does not give good results.

If anyone knows a solution (other than renaming the files). I would be
very intrested in hearing it...Thanx

George Gallen
ggallen at

> .
> Date: Wed, 24 Sep 1997 15:13:32 -0400 (EDT)
> From: "Darrin M. Gorski" <dgorski at>
> To: Boorman Tim <Boorman.Tim at>
> Cc: Multiple recipients of list <samba at>
> Subject: Re: Samba Problems
> Message-ID: <199709241922.AA04606 at>
> I'm curious; why on earth would anyone/anything create a file called
> '*'?
> I've seen this question before, but I've not figured out if people are
> trying to bulletproof a system, or if they actually get files called
> '*'?

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