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Subject: Re: Unrecognizable filenames after upgrade to Fedora Core 2
From: Johan Vromans (
Date: 2004-08-27

sophana <> writes:

> I don't think it is filesystem related.

I beg to differ.

> I have the same problems in my ext3 FS.
> But when exported through samba, the chars are ok.
> Even under windows with cygwin under ntfs with xterm (and even with
> the windows command prompt with bash!), I have these '?' chars.
> I have no problem with the native windows command prompt (msdos shell)

Yes, I've seen this behaviour as well.

> Finally I think it is bash or whatever your shell that filters these
> characters.

Definitely not. I've tried ls (with options like --show-control-chars
and -N), emacs dired, rsync and Perl readdir. All of them are very
consistent in presenting the "?"s, so I think they are generated at
some deeper level.

-- Johan

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