[Samba] charset problem with smbmount

Tony Earnshaw tonye at billy.demon.nl
Thu May 5 13:00:20 GMT 2005

tor, 05.05.2005 kl. 12.48 skrev dobos_s at ibcnet.hu:

> It seems there are windows shares, where some files have characters in
> their names with iso8859-1 and others with iso8859-2 encodings.
> If I mount with iocharset=iso8859-x the filenames are ok, but not at the
> same time.
> But when I browse that share with windows I see the good characters despite
> they are not in the same codepage.
> I dont really need to see (display) the right characters in linux.
> I only want that rsync, cp and others can reach these files; and if they
> will be copied back to windows share
> the filename should not change (this should be a backup solution :-)

Depending on your OS and distro, you might like to look at star as
backup utility. It's included with my Red Hat (RHAS/RHEL3) distros.

It backs up a lot of funny Unix things, including ACLs (which the utilities
you mentioned do not) and works using UTF8, which you should have
as standard on your shares.


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