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November 18th, 2022 13:00

What are the OneFS file path reserved characters?

What are the reserved characters which cannot be used in directory or file names in Isilon/OneFS files, if any? I haven't seen this listed specifically in any of the public documentation so far, if I missed it please let me know. Specifically, are the NTFS reserved characters allowed?

 

/\:*"?<>|

 

Thanks!

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November 21st, 2022 06:00

# pound  < left angle bracket  $ dollar sign + plus sign
% percent > right angle bracket  ! exclamation point  ` backtick
& ampersand  * asterisk ' single quotes  | pipe
{ left bracket  ? question mark "  double quotes  = equal sign
} right bracket  / forward slash  : colon \ back slash
 blank spaces  @ at sign

November 21st, 2022 06:00

Thank you Josh! Unfortunately, I don't have access to that KBA page. (Error: "This article is permission based. Find another article.") Is there a publicly accessible page with this info, or could you please share the character list here? I am trying to support a customer on Isilon and do not have an active license myself.

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November 21st, 2022 06:00

Hi,

Thanks for your question. Here is the list of reserved characters. https://dell.to/3UWoLxd

Let us know if there is anything else we can help you with.

November 21st, 2022 11:00

Thank you, a follow-up question on "blank spaces," does this mean any or all of the following:

  1. The normal space characters is not supported in file/path names (ex: "my file.txt")
  2. Multiple space characters in a row are not supported (ex: "my     file2.txt")
  3. Non-space whitespace characters are not supported (ex: tab, non-breaking space)

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November 22nd, 2022 06:00

All of these don't work. It follows BSD naming rules. 

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December 8th, 2022 07:00

Hi,

Thanks for your question. Possibly, the $ is used for admin shares in Windows, so using that could affect other things using the shares.

Let us know if there is anything else we can help you with.

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December 8th, 2022 07:00

we have several DIR that use the $ sign and single spaces. I have come across issues with auto tabbing, but have been able to work around it for now. are there any other services that can be affected by using the $ sign?

 

 

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