[Bug 242426] Re: Ark hangs when file/directory name on NTFS contains a colon
szaka at ntfs-3g.org
Tue Jun 24 12:46:44 UTC 2008
Why does the driver allow special characters in the filenames?
NTFS supports several filename namespaces at the same time: DOS, Win32 and POSIX. While the NTFS-3G driver handles all of them, it always creates new files in the POSIX namespace for maximum portability and interoperability reasons. This means that filenames are case sensitive and all characters are allowed except '/' and '\0'. This is perfectly legal on Windows, though some application may get confused. If you find so then please report it to the developer of the relevant Windows software.
Workaround: If case insensitivity handling and/or restriction of
special character usage is desirable then you may export the NTFS volume
via Samba which supports this functionality the same way as it does for
other POSIX file systems.
Status: Not NTFS-3G problem.
Ark hangs when file/directory name on NTFS contains a colon
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