(forw) Help... Strip Whitespace.

Jason Helfman jhelfman at bizrate.com
Mon Nov 19 22:32:06 GMT 2001

Not in a share. Under a share. So under given [share] someone creates a
folder or file name with whitespace in it. I don't want this. I have
forced all to lowercase, and no trailing periods...

No whitespace in newly created folders. Not shares.
Or filenames.

Thanks for the tips... I'll have to look into all this.

On Mon, Nov 19, 2001 at 09:09:59PM -0500, Joel Hammer thus spat:
| 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.
| Joel
| 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.
| > 

Jason G Helfman                                                                 
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