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Old 05-07-2014, 06:27 PM   #1
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valid characters in FTP filename? FTP server that can convert them on the fly?


found recently that VLC pukes when trying to open FTP file names that have brackets in them. thinking that the bracket is an invalid character, is there any way for an FTP server to convert these to parentheses when presenting the file list, but still maintain the brackets in the name of the file on disk? (i'm using ProFTPD at the moment)
 
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(..) is there any way for an FTP server to convert these to parentheses when presenting the file list, but still maintain the brackets in the name of the file on disk?
That should not (be allowed to) work that way. The problem isn't with your FTP daemon. An FTP daemon is an FTP daemon and not some arbitrary stream modification filter. Removing illegal characters from file names before uploading or after downloading them yourself is the way to go.
 
  


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