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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: Dave Huang <>
To: Martin Husemann <>
Subject: Re: kern/52724: ntfs driver doen't allow ':' in file names.
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2017 03:33:33 -0600

 On 11/14/2017 3:21, Martin Husemann wrote:
 > I'm confused - where does that "breaking support for a commonly-used NTFS
 > feature" happen?
 Well using a non-printing character to access alternate data streams 
 certainly violates the principle of least astonishment, at least... 
 Windows uses ":", and NTFS is primarily a Windows filesystem. If NetBSD 
 wants to be different, I think there should be a good reason for it, and 
 personally, I don't consider accessing a file that would also be 
 inaccessible on an actual Windows system to be a good reason.
 I'm still curious as to which POSIX OS is creating files on NTFS with 
 colons in their names.

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