samba, rsync --backup, and mangled instead of long filenames

Andrew Berg aberg010 at
Fri Jun 20 05:20:22 UTC 2014

On 2014.06.19 23:44, Polytropon wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Jun 2014 20:12:54 -0500, Noel wrote:
>> Yes, the colons will break windows compatibility.
> And make sure file names aren't too long, because long file names
> are also not accepted in the "Windows" land of non-compatibility
> and non-interoperability. ;-)
To be fair, this is more of an application issue than Windows itself
since Windows does provide an API for long file names, and
applications that use it can work with long file names just fine.

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