[Samba] Re: How to handle special characters in filenames

Michael B Allen mba2000 at ioplex.com
Tue May 16 15:29:29 GMT 2006

On Tue, 16 May 2006 10:19:01 +0200
Henrik Zagerholm <henke at mac.se> wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm using samba 3.0.21 on a FC 4 box.
> I'm connecting to Win XP pro clients.
> Using smbclient I can get and put files which contain '%' in file names.
> Using libsmbclient smbc_open this is not possible. I get 'No such  
> file or directory Errno::ENOENT' error.
> Any ideas how to solve this.
> I guess it has to do with escaping special characters in smb urls but  
> I haven't found the correct way of doing this.

Try standard url escapes %<hexcode>. For example if you have '%' in your
path like "p%th" then 0x25 the hexcode so you need "p%25th".


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