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  1. Picard
  2. PICARD-321

Backslash support in filenames if Windows compatibility is disabled

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Normal
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 2.2.3
    • Fix Version/s: 2.3.0b1
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      Description

      from http://bugs.musicbrainz.org/ticket/5862

      On Linux (obvious issues with testing this on Windows)...

      If you try to import a file with a filename that includes a \ it can't find the file (starts looking for extra directories that don't exist).

      If your using the rename function and what it should be writing out is a \ then it won't it'll write a _ instead even though a Linux filesystem can handle a \.

      Obviously under Windows it should be looking for extra directories when it sees a \ on a file you've told it to import... and it should be writing _ instead of \ when using rename... but lets not let the Linux users suffer for Windows limitations please!

      I personally use the tagger script to replace all the / in tags to \ so that the filenames look respectable without _ being everywhere someone has used a / in the tags.

      Maybe this is really two tickets - it seems like a bug that it can't read files which have valid filenames, even if we are deliberately stripping backslashes before writing filenames.

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            Assignee:
            outsidecontext Philipp Wolfer
            Reporter:
            nikki nikki
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                2.3.0b1