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Re: UTF-8 in file systems? xfs/extfs/etc.

From:  Tim Connors <>
Subject:  Re: UTF-8 in file systems? xfs/extfs/etc.
Date:  Wed, 11 Feb 2004 17:39:15 +1100

Nico Schottelius <> said on Mon, 9 Feb 2004 12:58:52 +0100:
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> Morning!
> What Linux supported filesystems support UTF-8 filenames?
> Looks like at least xfs and reiserfs are not able of handling them,
> as Apache with UTF-8 as default charset delievers wrong names, when
> accessing files with German umlauts.

I submitted a bug to the jfs people, because jfs incorrectly returns
-EINVAL (this isn't even documented in man pages as a valid return
from open()) from an open() on a filename with UTF-8 in it.


This was triggered just by upgrading the console-utils package in
debian (the problem existed all along, except that when I first made
the filesystem a jfs one, I reinstalled from backups, rather than
reinstalling debian from scratch)

TimC --
Just don't create a file called -rf.  :-)
        -- Larry Wall in <11393@jpl-devvax.JPL.NASA.GOV>
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