Bug 74852 - It's very hard to access existing files/directories with ISO-8859-1 characters in the name
Summary: It's very hard to access existing files/directories with ISO-8859-1 character...
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: basesystem (Show other bugs)
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Version: 8.0
Hardware: athlon Linux
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Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: Mike McLean
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Reported: 2002-10-02 08:32 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:31 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-01-21 22:56:08 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2002-10-02 08:32:36 UTC
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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):

How reproducible:

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.

Additional info:

This bug might prevent people from being able to access their data.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2005-01-21 22:56:08 UTC
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.

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