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Re: [ARSCLIST] Underscore in file names
For those of you using computer files for archiving, do you use space bar spaces in your file names or underscores? Is there a reason to avoid space bar spaces in file names?
Yes, there is reason for avoiding spaces in filenames. The underscore is
the only punctuation permitted in strict ISO 9660 naming except for the
period which separates the extension. Therefore it is correctly read and
correctly interpreted in all platforms and with all programs. The "space
bar space" is a separator in some filesystems and for some programs. For
example, a long filename may be split at a space when a mail client or
other program wraps the line. It can also be misinterpreted as a hex
character in the wrong place, hence appears as "20" in the filename and
lead to a file not being found.
You need not use strict ISO 9660 naming, but variation comes at a price