[Bug 1045628] Re: ntfs-3g allows creation of illegal (Windows) names

Humphrey van Polanen Petel 1045628 at bugs.launchpad.net
Tue Sep 4 06:53:48 UTC 2012

The section referred to by Jean-Pierre is incorrect.
Windows clearly states that "A file name cannot contain any of the following characters:  \ / : * ? " < > | "
Thus, the claim that "[...] all characters are allowed except ‘/’ and ”. This is perfectly legal on Windows, [...]" is not true.

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  ntfs-3g allows creation of illegal (Windows) names

Status in “ntfs-3g” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Running ntfs-3g, extracting some archive to a Windows ntfs volume
  created a file-name and a directory-name that were both illegal by
  Windows standards.  WindowsXP reported "the filename, directory name
  or volume label syntax is incorrect".  Both entries could not be
  accessed under Windows (and could therefore not be changed under

  Ntfs-3g purports to be a Windows-compatible interface and can
  therefore be expected to prevent the creation of illegal files.  It
  did not.  Accordingly, this is a bug.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
  Package: ntfs-3g 1:2012.1.15AR.1-1ubuntu1
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-29.46-generic 3.2.24
  Uname: Linux 3.2.0-29-generic x86_64
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu12
  Architecture: amd64
  Date: Tue Sep  4 14:48:06 2012
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release amd64 (20111012)
   PATH=(custom, no user)
  SourcePackage: ntfs-3g
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-05-01 (126 days ago)

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