Linux filenames in LC Server

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at
Wed Aug 16 11:18:30 EDT 2023

Hah! This reminds me of a time when Windows would allow files with names that were legal for Mac to be written to its own file system who’s filenames were NOT legal. The result is you could save the files, but you could never access or delete them, neither could you delete any folder that contained them. They had to write utilities to rename such files and they weren't 100% successful.

Bob S

On Aug 16, 2023, at 12:34 AM, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:

I suspect (2) is overall better - its only downside is that you would not be able to manipulate files on the server which had badly encoded utf-8 names. However, that seems like an extreme edge case; and one which you could work around by just setting the LANG env var to a native encoding and put appropriate code in your app to deal with.

Warmest Regards,


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