Linda A. Walsh put forth on 7/7/2010 4:40 PM:
> So yup...foreign char delight.
> I can easily image most or all of these having been imported from my
> winXP machine at
> one point -- as I only recently started using Win7. -- and many of the
> troublsome japanese
> filenames were 'downloaded japanese anime-related stuff' that I did on
> my old
> XP machine -- which I used as a download client while I did work on my
> Win7 machine...
> That gave a huge influx of foreign names from a WinXP machine. That
> could be what
> made the problem jump out so noticeable -- before it was only maybe
> 20-30 files out of about a million or more. But in the new batch it was
> hundreds out of several thousand, so
> they stand out alot more.
I run into a similar problem frequently when saving downloads to my XFS samba
shares via a Windows client. I don't recall ever seeing XFS corruption, but I
do have problems manipulating these file names through bash. Quite often I
end up having to rename the files through Windows Explorer to something bash
can handle. That usually fixes the problem--not always, but usually.
Just for comparison, I'm running:
Debian stable (Lenny 5.0.4)
rolled 188.8.131.52 from kernel.org, XFS in kernel not as module
W2K and XP Pro clients
As I've never seriously dealt with character encoding issues (i.e. changed
anything related in Debian), I don't even know where/how to find my servers
default character encoding. Google isn't being very friendly here. I'm using
whatever character encoding is the default for US English Debian Lenny.