(forw) Help... Strip Whitespace.

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Mon Nov 19 18:11:04 GMT 2001

You sound desperate, soo...
Why does white space bother you so much?
Knowing nothing about NT, this addshare command seems to be used by NT.
Isn't this  is a script you write yourself? Since the share name is passed to the
script, why not just strip out all white space at that point after the share
name is passed? Substitute _ for the white spaces if you want. I cannot find out any
restrictions just now for share names. My samba book shows spaces in share
names at least in a few simple examples [share name] and I can get spaces to work
in share names. 
I would worry about characters which might mess up samba or linux, whatever
they  might be. I have found the following
to be troublesome in linux file names in stuff I have downloaded
from the internet, but, there must be more:
()%\ and spaces. Things like tabs and newlines would also be a bother!
Also, share names longer than about 13 characters don't seem to get
truncated with 2.2.2. So, you'll have more than just white space to worry
about if windows users start creating shares on your server.
On Mon, Nov 19, 2001 at 12:30:29PM -0500, Jason Helfman wrote:
> Can someone please address this?
> Thank you.

> I've searched the Smb.conf file, The Black Book, Google Directory and
> samba lists for 2 days now. I am trying to find out if it is possible to
> not have whitespace created when making a share. 
> I guess I could specify every valid character. Is this the only way? We
> have many window users on this particular directory, and it is important
> that we don't end up with: "This Is a New Folder," but rather
> "ThisIsANewFolder."
> Thanks for your help in advance.

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