Cannot copy files with Konqueror, nor via CLI the 'usual way'.

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Fri Jan 2 07:31:49 UTC 2009

2009/1/1 Nils Kassube <kassube at>:
> I suppose you used a FAT file system for your USB storage device and your
> original file wasn't really file.tar.gz but something different and it
> had an illegal character in it. Some characters are illegal for FAT (and
> IIRC also for NTFS) due to compatibility with MS-DOS. When you
> successfully copied the file you probably used a legal file name.

Thank you Nils, you are correct. The original file name had a colon :
character, which I just confirmed is illegal in FAT. I have therefore
filed this upstream bug:


Dotan Cohen


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