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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 <khym%azeotrope.org@localhost>
To: Martin Husemann <martin%duskware.de@localhost>
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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