Moodfile Naming

Jeff Mitchell kde-dev at
Tue Sep 5 16:47:14 UTC 2006

I did some checking into this on mailing lists et al, and did some  
more testing.  Turns out NTFS handles commas just fine -- and  
apparently FAT32 does too (I've verified this writing to a FAT32  
device through Linux, but not via Windows.

I know that when I had issues before it was using Cygwin to copy a  
file containing a comma in the filename from one computer to another.   
It complained saying that the filename was invalid, and switching from  
, to ^ fixed the problem.

This may then simply be a Cygwin bug instead of a limitation of the  
filesystem, and not an issue we have to worry about at all.


Quoting Rich <rich at>:

> i have yet to compile moodbar for this box, so can't test it right now -
> but what happens with files like "14-HELLO, GOOD NIGHT.mp3" ? :)
> Joe Rabinoff wrote:
>> Hi Jeff,
>> I was afraid this would become an issue eventually.  I've been hesitant to
>> just use md5 keys as moodbar filenames (as Rich suggested) because then you
>> have no idea which moodbar belongs to which file by looking at it.  But it's
>> true that the current naming scheme is kind of a hack.
>> Best thing for the moment is probably to write a function that returns the
>> preferred separator (',' in UNIX); if we port to other systems, that can be
>> controlled by configure.
>> Joe
> ...
> --
>   Rich
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