[Samba] Veto files with question mark

Michael Wood esiotrot at gmail.com
Mon Mar 29 06:36:37 MDT 2010

On 29 March 2010 12:10, OmBreNoiRe <sambalist.nsp at ombrenoire.biz>  wrote:
> Hi !
> I would like to remove from listing the "Icon?" files created by mac user
> when they customize their folder icon.
> So I did in my smb.conf :
> veto files = /Icon?/
> ok it's working, but "Icone" "Iconx" "Icons" will be removed too. I tried
> veto files = /Icon\?/ but it's not working,
> Is there a way to use question mark (?) but not as a wild-card ?
> Thanks in advance for your answer,

I don't know how to veto it, but that is not a question mark.  It's
just displayed that way by the ls command.  It's actually a \r
(Ctrl-M) character (i.e. a Mac end of line character.)

If you do this you should see that:

$ echo Icon* | hexdump -C
00000000  49 63 6f 6e 0d 0a                                 |Icon..|

6e is the 'n'.  0d is the \r character and 0a is the \n character that
echo prints at the end of the line.  i.e. the 0a is not part of the

You might even be able to see it by typing "echo Icon<TAB>".  If I do
that on a Mac in the Terminal (haven't tried on Linux), then when I
press the TAB key it expands to look like "echo Icon^M"

Michael Wood <esiotrot at gmail.com>

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