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Is a "+", a problematic character in a directory name ?

please help.
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itbabe
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
no
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rockiroadsCommented:
no problem with that
have a look at this, it gives u a list of what is and isnt allowed

http://www.portfoliofaq.com/pfaq/FAQ00352.htm

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basicinstinctCommented:
This page talks about it: http://www.portfoliofaq.com/pfaq/FAQ00352.htm

Their "Notes" section, point #2 indicates that this character can cause problems cross-platform.  I guess it depends what OS is at the other end.
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rockiroadsCommented:
The characters you must not use in filenames are /\ :*?<>|. Spaces and other punctuation marks are allowable. Be careful with periods, however, because a period marks the beginning of a file extension.
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VenabiliCommented:
Usually not but if you will use the name in a script or something like this, make sure it is not accepted as a command but as part of the name.

rockiroads,

Great link :) I wish I had seen it a few weeks ago when I spent hours on a failed Samba stuff which turnout to be problem with the "+" not escaped and accepted as a command..
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rockiroadsCommented:
thanks Venabili, out of practice I try to avoid any non alphanumeric characters anyway, always in a safe zone then
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VenabiliCommented:
Well.. same here
But when the customers have configurable values and put strange things in them because "This is the company policy", all you can do is to try to make it working somehow... ;)
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rockiroadsCommented:
Thats end users for you, they want things in English !

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VenabiliCommented:
? Huh? What do you mean?
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rockiroadsCommented:
A lot of people I have dealt with are not that technical, even those who are, are not that greatly technical.
And to make it easy, everything I do, u have to assume people gonna screw up. That kind of validation I usually put in. Normally restricted on user entry type, only lifted if repeated requests
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VenabiliCommented:
:) Yeah.... may work if you had done all the code :)
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