[Digikam-devel] [Bug 146887] Album names get created with *spaces* in the filesystem

Richard Neill kde at richardneill.org
Sun Jun 17 20:09:26 BST 2007

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------- Additional Comments From kde richardneill org  2007-06-17 21:09 -------
That was basically what I meant. File/directory-names containing spaces (and other metacharacters) tend to mess up shell-scripts. Yes, we *can* work with them, but it's ugly, and is an unnecessary source of potential errors. For example, if filenames have spaces, then we must be *very* careful with quoting; likewise, double-clicking a filename in konsole (to select it) doesn't work. The technique of space<->underscore conversion is a much safer way to do it.

As I see it, the Album Name is a piece of English text, whereas the filename is not. Compare for music: the English name "Beethoven's Symphony Number 5 in C" vs the filename: ~/music/Beethoven/Beethoven_-_Symphony_Number_5_in_C_-_Mvt_1.ogg"

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