Sharing files/directories with colons in name

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at
Wed Nov 28 08:18:40 GMT 2001

On Wed, 28 Nov 2001, Patrick D. Ashmore wrote:

> Hail SAMBA folks,
> I'm having a little difficulty trying to share files and directories that
> contain a colon in the filename. With a fairly simple configuration,
> everything works as expected sans the colon problem.
> On the client end (in my case, Windows 2000 SP2) I get somewhat
> unpredictable behaviour. In every case the file (or directory) name gets
> mangled in an unfriendly way. For directories, they either appear empty or
> are an infinite recursion of themselves. For files, they seem to be
> mangled in a similarly unfriendly way, but they can still be accessed.
> I tried using "mangled map = (*:* **)" to try to just get rid of the

I think this parameter falls under the category of "most likely
to suffer from bit rot"  In other words, I would not recommend
using it.

chau, jerry
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