Folder names on remote server appear with %20 as spaces

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mig_akira
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Folder names on remote server appear with %20 as spaces

Postby mig_akira » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:21 pm

Hello everyone.

I'm using LMDE and I have a mint 8 server. When I used mint 8 client, I could easily access any folder and file on my server. Now I can still access folders, but when I try to open a file that has spaces in it's name, for example "the beatles.mp3", VLC says it cant play it because it cant resolve the name "smb://10.1.1.2/music/the%20beatles.mp3". Instead of "the beatles", it shows "the%20beatles".

Every folder and file that has spaces in its names are showing like that in VLC and other softwares as well.

What could this be?

Thanks!
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Re: Folder names on remote server appear with %20 as spaces

Postby kwevej » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:54 pm

%20 is an escape sequence for the space
http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode ... /index.htm

You can see that also in the URL's that contain space in your web browser.

Regarding samba, look here: http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-27823.html


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