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Re: ntfs naming conventions

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2009b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 02:25:09 -0500

On Sep 16, 2009, at 01:59, Jan Hendrik wrote:

> Concerning Re: ntfs naming conventions
> Ryan Schmidt wrote on 15 Sep 2009, 22:49, at least in part:
>> On Sep 15, 2009, at 22:34, Andras Igneczi wrote:
>>> It is not so important, I think, but the subversion can't create or
>>> use folders ending with space, like that: " aaaa ". I think, the
>>> ntfs doesn't prohibit the space at the begin and the end of the
>>> names. (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/100108/en)
> [...]
>> I don't know. Wikipedia says filenames may not end with a space or a
>> period on Windows (making no distinction based on filesystem):
> Dunno about spaces, yet by typos I have encountered filenames*
> ending with a period on NTFS under W2K/XP w/o problem. Not in
> combination with SVN though.
> * in the form of filename..ext; not sure about just filename.

The Wikipedia says "the space and the period are not allowed as the
final character of a filename". To me, this means a filename like
"filename.ext " or "filename.ext." would not be acceptable but says
nothing about "filename .ext" or "filename..ext" which seem to me like
valid filenames. Then again, I don't use Windows.


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