What to do about filenames legal in Linux but illegal in Windows?
dank at kegel.com
Wed Apr 23 05:48:39 CDT 2008
On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 10:57 PM, Saulius Krasuckas <saulius2 at ar.fi.lt> wrote:
> * On Mon, 21 Apr 2008, Dan Kegel wrote:
> > (I believe that in both Windows and Wine, directory listings
> > will show these illegal chars, but attempts to open the files will
> > fail.)
> For a files that were at least "undeletable" I remember I have been using
> a feature of Total Commander to switch format of files displayed to a
> Short/Long form. Not all files give up for me this way, but half of them
> did, though.
Yes, I had forgotten about short names because I had been working
on *creating* illegal files, not reading them.
Picasa does in fact work on Windows when presented with *directories*
that have illegal names, and I suspect this is because it uses the
short names and the expands them before display.
(It doesn't seem to work with them on Wine yet; that's on my to-do list to
find out why.)
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