[Samba] Samba limitation/configuration questions

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Mon Feb 9 17:52:15 GMT 2004

On Fri, Feb 06, 2004 at 03:46:01PM -0500, Jim Davee wrote:
> 1. Files that end in "." (a dot) are producing short-name displays on
> Windows such as "filen~12" instead of "filename.".  When we remove the dot
> as the last character of the file name, the Windows display works properly
> and shows the long name.  Why would an ending dot produce this behavior?

By design. Files ending in a dot are not valid 8.3 names. They aren't on
Windows too - it silently removes the dot when creating them.


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