[Samba] Filename problem (filenames containing slashes aka. \ and /)

rruegner robert at ruegner.org
Tue Sep 21 15:42:04 GMT 2004

Hi Mark,
i had this problems too, when i worked with some grafics ,
i wrote a bash script which renamed there special filenames every day.
Maybe a guru has an solution for you , but in case of /\ i dont know any

Mark C. Casey schrieb:

> Unfortunately this is something that is extremely important.
> There are LOTS of filenames which contain slashes.
> Some of these are also customer artwork, meaning we cannot go about renaming them either.
> Mark
> -----Original Message-----
> From: rruegner [mailto:robert at ruegner.org]
> Sent: 21 September 2004 14:50
> To: Mark C. Casey
> Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: Re: [Samba] Filename problem (filenames containing slashes aka.
> \ and /)
> Hi Mark,
> as far i know,
> \ / are interpreted as path signs, i am not clear why any software 
> should interpret this in another way.
> using special signs as filenames are a bug in user brain not in the 
> software of fileservers, whatever you use
> Regards
> Mark C. Casey schrieb:
>>I'm currently in the process of creating a fileserver so some mac guys at the company I work at can save files as a backup medium. (long story short i'm creating a fileserver running samba 3 with 1TB of storage)
>>However, a lot of the files that they want backed up contain characters that samba refuses to accept (when I try transferring a file to the samba share with say the filename as "test \ test / test" the mac reports that it cannot transfer the file.
>>I've been told there is a way to use UTF8 with Samba 3 so it can accept these, how can I do this?

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