Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 74852
It's very hard to access existing files/directories with ISO-8859-1 characters in the name
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:31:15 EDT
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Description of problem:
Due to the switch to the UTF-8 locales existing files/directories with names
that contain UTF-8 characters are almost impossible to access.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have to directories named M|lleimer (trashbin), one with the "|" in UTF-8 and
one with the "|" in ISO-8859-1
2. Try to manipulate the directories (rm, mv, cd)
3. Have fun
Actual Results: It's next to impossible to access the old file/directory.
Expected Results: It should be possible to access old directories even under
the new Locale.
This bug might prevent people from being able to access their data.
UTF-8 is not something that's going to be disabled. Sorry about this
report getting lost in the shuffle.
If it's a msdos/vfat/iso9660 filesystem, you probably want to check
the codepage it's mounted with. If it's ext2/ext3, file a bug with
coreutils if the normal tools don't work.