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Old 12-11-2003, 10:09 AM   #1
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Question Copy files with funny letters

I'm using RedHat Fedora 9 on my Laptop.
I have a 5G ext3 partition as well as a 5G ntfs and a 20G fat32 partition to be accessed by both operating systems.
Still i have another PC with WindowsXP, where all my files are stored. I want to transfer a couple of GB of my files (like mp3s and so on) to the fat32 partition on my laptop.
I managed to mount the Computer via smbfs already. Now my problem is, that when using
cp /mnt/winxp/mp3/ /mnt/shared/ -Rf
for example i get the following error message:

cp: regular file /mnt/shared/Herbert Gr\224nemeier - Total Egal.mp3 could not be created: invalid arguement

(or something similar..... i translated it to englisch because my distribution is german)

whenever a file with an Umlaut () comes about.... while the "224" should be an -umlaut
What can i do??

Thanks for your help
Old 12-11-2003, 10:32 AM   #2
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First of all stop using foreign characters in your filenames - I know it's annoying, I'm used to some pretty strange chars. myself but it will save you and possibly others a whole lot of trouble later on.

I would suggest you try and rename the files with foreign chars to English chars only, and avoid using symbols in your file names as well.

The underscore character is acceptable though _


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