[Samba] Windows special chars in filenames, cannot access files

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Tue Sep 27 04:01:01 GMT 2005

On Sun, 2005-09-25 at 18:18 -0400, Raymond Blum wrote:
> Hi
>    I am running Samba v3.0.20-2 on Redhat Linux.
> to get right to the point:
>    I am using mount with type=smbfs to mount a WIndows XP share.  The  
> share has filenames with special chars (the Registered symbol (r)) .  
> This filename appears in Linux directory listings with a "r" in place  
> of the (r) char.  If I try to access the file, I get a "File not found".
> i.e.
>    "ls -l" shows filename "XXXr.url"
> but if I try "cat XXXr.url" I get the msg "XXXr.url no such file or  
> directory"
> I have tried setting the dos charset and unix charset both to UTF-8  
> with no results, likewise to the DOS default CP850

Try using the CIFS VFS, as it can really handle unicode, where this is
just another character.

Andrew Bartlett
Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Samba Developer, SuSE Labs, Novell Inc.        http://suse.de
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College  http://hawkerc.net
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