Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 55938
No files listed in directories ending with '.'
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:38:09 EDT
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Description of problem:
If you have a directory name ending with a period (in my particular
case, "Randy Newman - Monsters, Inc.") on a samba server, when you go to
that folder in Windows Explorer, no files appear. Renaming the directory
such that it does not end with a period ("Randy Newman - Monsters, Inc")
makes the files appear.
This actually appears to be an oddity with respect to Windows. It
appears (from simple testing) that to Windows, "name." and "name" are the
same (trying to create a directory from within Windows with a trailing
dot (or dots) just chops off the dots. So, it appears that when Windows
receives "name." from the server, when it goes to ask the server for the
directory, it instinctively chops off the dot, asking for "name", which
This is with samba 2.2.1a-4 that ships with 7.2, and Windows XP Pro.
I've got confirmation that it occurs with 2.0.7 and Windows 98, as well.
Not sure this is fixable without doing some filename mangling within
Samba, but I'll file this anyways, just in case. ;)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
See above. Create a directory that ends with a dot, and throw some files
in it. :)
It shows up fine when mounting it on a linux system, so I think this would be a
Windows problem. Can't really fix that. ;) Closing as NOTABUG ("NOTOURBUG" would
probably be more accurate, but there is no such state)