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Old 12-10-2003, 01:09 PM   #1
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File name containing "/"


I have samba server sharing files with both XP and OSX clients. One of my OSX users is complaining that she cannot use a "/" in her file names. I guess this is permited on a mac. The problem is she is trying to copy a large number of existing files from the mac onto the samba file server. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I could resolve this either with a script or some other method.

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Old 12-10-2003, 01:26 PM   #2
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Not possible on the receiving end. And as
for the normal MacOs, I don't know what
kind of scripting tools there are.


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Old 12-10-2003, 01:29 PM   #3
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Don't know if this could help you change the filenames and then transferring them!

Mac OS X

Product Description: NMEasy
This application was developed to provide a useful tool that would otherwise require complex UNIX command line operations. It enables the user to change multiple file names using a controlable set of options.

FEATURES
* Change the prefix of filenames by adding your text * Add and control zero's used in the file name to keep files standardized in lists. eg. Example0001.jpg * Change the suffix of filenames by adding your text * User sort and control of the order of files prior to running the changes.

Download NMEasy (File Size: 552k)

http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/21438

When renaming there are many characters that should be avoided!

Characters for file/directory names in Unix [OSX] should be: a-z, A-Z, 0-9, and underscore "_".

Do not use space and other symbols [!@#$%^&*()_+-={}[]:;""<>?,./\|]. It could land you in trouble... but I guess you already found out!

File name extention
Unix [OSX]: Long name and long (more than 3 chars) extension, multiple dots "." are OK.
Extension is the only way to distinguish file type.
MacOS: Use extension as far as possible for easy catetorization of files. Change your habit.
Windows: Show extension and understand it. There is no creator/filetpe information but extension (free to change).

Privilege - Unix [OSX] can control access privilege. Write/Reade/eXecute privilege is set for Owner, Group, Guest. MacOS has privilege control only for AppleShare. Subdirectories under /Users/youhome/GMT341/ are not Writable. Logging in as root, or su, Writing becomes possible.

Hope this was of assistance
 
Old 12-10-2003, 01:38 PM   #4
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And then there is

Change Many Files by Editing Just One
by Jerry Peek
02/24/2000

About The diff command at

http://linux.oreillynet.com/pub/a/linux/lpt/33_06.html
 
Old 12-10-2003, 01:40 PM   #5
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Thanks,

Sounds like that may be helpful
 
Old 12-10-2003, 01:46 PM   #6
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File buddy might be the answer - I noticed the above was only for version control work.. been at work too long grrrr!!!

http://www.skytag.com/filebuddy/overview/FB.html

Yes there is a price tag 37 US$... but if it's important enough....

View and edit a wide range of file and folder information in the info window.
See how many files and folders are in a folder or on entire volumes (Finder's Get Info window provides this information in Mac OS 9, but not in Mac OS X).

Create droplet applications that automatically apply changes to items dropped on them, including the contents of folders. <-------- SEE THIS, you could probably create a droplet that changes the filenames

Find files and folders using an extensive set of search criteria. Conveniently perform a wide variety of actions on found items. In Mac OS 9, make File Buddy your default file finding application using the File Buddy CP control panel.
 
Old 12-10-2003, 01:49 PM   #7
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Hah... File Buddy 7.5 is commercial software which is fully functional for the duration of the 30-day trial period. SO YOU COULD TRY IT NOW FOR FREE, and if it's good you can purchase the program
 
Old 12-10-2003, 01:57 PM   #8
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Btw - http://osx.hyperjeff.net/Apps/apps.php?p=14&sub=15 is an osx software site with quite a few utilities etc. check it out
 
  


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