Managing Special Characters
The LTFS file-system recommends the following for file and directory names:
"LTFS supports valid characters in W3C Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0 standard, except for the / (slash) and : (colon), for file and directory names. To maintain portability between multiple platforms, the following characters should not be used in LTFS on Linux and OS X systems:
* ? < > " | \
These characters cannot be used on Windows because of additional restrictions for characters used as file names."
To make it easier for the user to archive and restore from LTO/LTFS, DNA Evolution performs the following operations:
- Automatically substitutes leading and trailing spaces on ALL PLATFORMS.
- Automatically substitutes the : (colon) character from file names on Mac and Linux PLATFORMS. (NOTE: Colon cannot appear in file names on Windows)
- As mentioned, the use of above characters including * ? < > " | \ is not recommended. DNA Evolution allows these characters to be used for archive and/or restore.
Tip: Third-party application: Name Mangler is a useful utility to fix illegal characters.