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Re: kern/52724: ntfs driver doen't allow ':' in file names.
The following reply was made to PR kern/52724; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: trebol <trebol4444%gmx.com@localhost>
Subject: Re: kern/52724: ntfs driver doen't allow ':' in file names.
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:26:38 +0000 (WET)
I've read all those links, and sadly for my health, a lot more before
It doesn't matter what games does windows with file names to avoid
intern conflicts, or which format use its programs.
utfs support posix file names, that is, unicode characters except '\'
and '\0' and case sensitive.
You can have problems (I suppose, I don't use Windows) with case
sensitive file names. But as it is supported, the implementation must
allow it. You can advise in the manual page to avoid using it. The same
for ':', '<', '\', etc.
Utfs is used in removable media to assure compatibility between mac, linux
and windows, because the file size limitation of fat32. I'd prefer that
people use udf, but that is not the case, and once in a while a have to
stick a utfs pen drive in one of my computers. And as the implementation
of ntfs in mac and linux allow ':' in file names, it is normal to find
files with colon in its names.
Any way. I can't care less. I don't use Windows. It makes me sick having
to read stupid documentation talking about the occult magic of microsoft,
with all the images of what explorer and that crap shell does.
I only have to change two lines of code.
Do whatever you want.
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