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

rruegner robert at ruegner.org
Tue Sep 21 16:04:01 GMT 2004

Hi Mark,
as thought about your problem....
did you try nfs or ssh for this file types,
as your users use mac os 10 this maybe a possible solution,
but i am nearly sure that windows will fail to open it , if your try to 
catch them afterwards from a win client.
but perhaps its a workaround

rruegner schrieb:

> 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
> Regards
> 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?
>>> Mark

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