[ardour-dev] Fwd: Re: [ardour-users] Invalid filename

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Fri Jan 7 18:39:47 PST 2005

On Fri, 07 Jan 2005 19:36:01 -0500, Taybin Rutkin <taybin at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Mark Knecht wrote:
> > On Fri, 07 Jan 2005 15:12:10 -0500, Paul Davis
> > <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> >>i hate to say this, but i think you may be stuck with this. unless
> >>somebody can suggest a character that is suitably uncommon in unix
> >>filenames but is still legal on a vfat filesystem.
> >>
> >>btw, vfat is a horrible filesystem for audio work, as far as i am
> >>aware.
> >>
> >>--p
> >
> >
> > Bummer about the character problem. Hope you can find an answer. I'm
> > pretty much committed to VFAT as it maintains compatilbility between
> > Pro Tools and Ardour. I can have a single directory structure with
> > both Ardour and Pro Tools sessions in the top directory and a single
> > set of audio files. Do I have another FS choice?
> >
> > I have no real performance problems with VFAT as far as I can tell,
> > but I probably need to go looking a bit more for those problems if
> > they exist on Linux boxes. None the less, as of today all my Ardour
> > work is record on VFAT and it's been fine for me.
> There was some filesystem that used to be included with linux that rode
> on top of FAT, but didn't affect it.  That could probably handle a '?'.
>   I forget its name though.  OMSFAT or something like that.
> Taybin
That's interesting. I've never heard of that.

I guess I'm not clear why this has to be a problem. Why does Ardour
need to put this character in file names? What's the purpose?

- Mark

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