[svlug] copying special files to VFAT

Karsten M. Self kmself at ix.netcom.com
Sat Nov 10 12:44:02 PST 2001


on Sat, Nov 10, 2001 at 08:48:26AM -0800, Marc MERLIN (marc_news at valinux.com) wrote:
> Sometimes I  have to give files  to people who  don't have linux, so
> I copy them on a vfat partition on a harddrive and lend the HD.
> 
> The problem is  that some of my filenames have  characters that aren't
> valid on VFAT (like ':').

Working around the problem -- could you provide a tar archive and let a
legacy MS Windows utility like Winzip, manage the renames for you?

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