What to do about filenames legal in Linux but illegal in Windows?

Dan Kegel 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.)
- Dan

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