Subject: Re: File names and security...
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Jim Wise <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/10/1997 07:23:25
On Mon, 9 Jun 1997, Andrew Brown wrote:

> >Yes, but Macs don't allow ':' in filenames; it apparently uses them as
> >pathname separators.  Perhaps UNIX mounting a MAC filesystem should simply
> >translate ':' to '/' and vice versa...
> actually...they do.  you can make a file that has a colon in it, and
> the mac will just store it as "%3a".  at least, that's what it looked

But this is a translation done by netatalk or appleshare.  You _cannot_
do this on a local volume under MacOS (typing ':' results in '-').  Most
atalk servers do in fact swap '/' and ':'.
(and also show files starting with a period as starting with a bullet,
as older versions of MacOS had trouble with this...)

				Jim Wise