Defining legal character set for folder/file names

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Re: Defining legal character set for folder/file names

Postby David Candy » Sat, 02 Oct 2004 23:09:09 GMT

If you use posix tools you can create unix names. But posix was removed in XP leaving only Windows (OS/2 was removed in Win 2000). Windows can't use illegal windows filenames. NT itself is agnostic. So you need to find a program that will as windows programs won't. This also means windows program's can't use an windows illegal named file.

This means it needs to be a NT native program (like chkdsk on startup), which is not documented but has been reversed engineered.


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Re: Defining legal character set for folder/file names

Postby vrak58 » Sun, 03 Oct 2004 14:47:37 GMT

Essentially, what you are saying is "No way" with native tools in XP.

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Re: Defining legal character set for folder/file names

Postby David Candy » Sun, 03 Oct 2004 15:10:49 GMT

That correct. 

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