[Samba] Question marks, asterisks, colons in filenames

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Wed Feb 20 10:44:01 MST 2013

On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 11:30:37AM +0100, Sven Tegethoff wrote:
> What we have here is a problem of two incompatible text fields, and
> it does not make a difference if that incompatibility is a filenames
> in a file system or some table in some kind of non-filesytem media
> library. If you can't fix the incompatibility and if you can't
> change the underlying process that generates the data to only create
> names that fit the lowest common denominator all systems can handle,
> the obvious solution is to put in some kind of translation rule.

The only question is whether that translation rule belongs in Samba :-).

It used to, but now I think it's better for it to be done externally :-).


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