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Re: samba + win = case (in)sensitivity evil

by jepri (Parson)
on Sep 30, 2004 at 07:05 UTC ( #395258=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to samba + win = case (in)sensitivity evil

Much fun can also be had by using windows-illegial chracters in a Unix filename, then sharing it across to windows boxes. Files that only unix people can see! Fun!

Yes, it's annoying. The only defence I've heard is that it makes it 'easier' to type filenames, but everyone I know found it suprising, so I going with 'naughty, based on the principle of least suprise'. Not that anyone's going to fix it thesedays :)

I didn't believe in evil until I dated it.

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Re^2: samba + win = case (in)sensitivity evil
by mpolo (Chaplain) on Sep 30, 2004 at 10:33 UTC

    I have the reverse problem. Using Fedora 2, the lack of Unicode on the Windows network leaves me unable to interact properly with a lot of files, particularly if the directory name contains a Windows ANSI character like , which is invalid Unicode.

    I often have to drop down to the CLI, use tab completion to find my way down to the file, since I can't type the directory name as Samba wants to see it, then copy it somewhere sensible so that I can open it is OOo or similar. That's just frustrating!

    I suppose this comment doesn't have much to do with Perl... Um, well, at least FC2 solved its Unicode with Perl issues so I don't have to constantly change locales!

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