[Samba] Question marks, asterisks, colons in filenames

L.P.H. van Belle belle at bazuin.nl
Tue Feb 19 01:50:25 MST 2013

wel ... just look here whats allowed. 

The discussion of * or ? etc, in naming is bad should not be done here.

I had the same with my collection, what is did was, add a new options in my tagging. 
artist and albumartist.  where artist is the person whos singing it, and the albumartist is the 
person/groep who released it, and i dont use strang ( not allowed )  characters in the albumartist. 

thats how you can fix it pretty easy. 

and yes, i have "some" special characters in filenames, but only the allowed ones.
and no, i dont have problems with windows and unix with these files. 


>-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
>Van: rob.townley at gmail.com 
>[mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org] Namens Rob Townley
>Verzonden: dinsdag 19 februari 2013 0:34
>Aan: Jonathan Buzzard
>CC: samba at lists.samba.org
>Onderwerp: Re: [Samba] Question marks, asterisks, colons in filenames
>On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 4:56 PM, Jonathan Buzzard
><jonathan at buzzard.me.uk> wrote:
>> On 18/02/13 19:16, Ray wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I suppose this question must have been posted a hundred times, but
>>> Google brings up nothing useful:
>>> Consider "The Wall" from Pink Floyd in an MP3 collection. 
>There's "In
>>> The Flesh.mp3" and "In The Flesh?.mp3" as tracks. Or, 
>another example in
>>> an MP3 collection: There's a Band called "Stellar", but 
>there's also a
>>> band called "Stellar*". Naming files like this is no 
>problem in Linux.
>> Anyone putting "special" characters in file names has a 
>special place in
>> hell reserved for them. It is plain stupid, just don't do it.
>> Personally I would name them all wall01.mp3, wall02.mp3 etc. 
>and add ID3
>> tags to them. Any decent graphical file manager and/or music 
>player will
>> display the tag information. Stop abusing the filename to 
>store metadata
>> when there is a standard for storing that metadata in the file.
>> JAB.
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>> Jonathan A. Buzzard                 Email: jonathan (at) 
>> Fife, United Kingdom.
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>JAB, have you ever pulled down a website with wget?  Have you ever
>looked at  www.dropbox.com/bad_files_check  which shows all the native
>files on your Linux box that will never make it to windows.
>Is there some kind of regular expression transliterate functionality?
>A way to force windows only characters for samba shares?
>Ray, on more than one occasion swat has documentation that is 
>nowhere else.
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