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Subject: Re: Album art and special characters

Re: Album art and special characters

From: Andrew Hart <>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2008 19:45:26 -0400

I wasn't aware of the special use of semicolons in CD's. Thanks for
that. They are, nonetheless, valid in FATXX and NTFS. However,
regarding *nix, I'm aware the semicolon is uses for placing more than
one command on a line, etc., However, I do believe that virtually any
character is valid because you can escape characters in the shell or
enclose them in double quotes, etc. Please correct me if I am wrong.


Mark Allums wrote:
> Andrew Hart wrote:
>> I often find I have to change file names when ripping from CD, in
>> which case I usually try to change the illegal character or remove
>> it. For example, colons get changed to full stops or semicolons,
>> question marks get removed, etc.
> One probably shouldn't use semi-colons, because they have a special
> meaning in some other places, such as CDs, where the IS0 9660 standards
> allow for versioning files using semicolons. Also, *nix shells and
> other OSes use semi-colons for specific purposes.
Received on 2008-04-12

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