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Bug 698740 - Generic filename is not supported by most filesystem (':' + vfat)
Generic filename is not supported by most filesystem (':' + vfat)
Product: gnome-screenshot
Classification: Core
Component: general
Other Linux
: Normal trivial
: ---
Assigned To: gnome-screenshot-maint
: 684662 720397 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-04-24 13:54 UTC by Philippe "RzR" Coval
Modified: 2014-11-22 01:49 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

0001-workaround-support-broken-filesystem-which-cant-hand.patch (857 bytes, patch)
2013-04-24 13:54 UTC, Philippe "RzR" Coval
none Details | Review
0001-Build-more-convenient-filenames-no-or.patch (1.61 KB, patch)
2013-05-02 16:22 UTC, Philippe "RzR" Coval
committed Details | Review

Description Philippe "RzR" Coval 2013-04-24 13:54:09 UTC
Created attachment 242325 [details] [review]


I made a little workaround to avoid to use columns (':') in filenames

Else if user save data on his UMS or foreign/hostile filesystem (vfat) it will fails...
Comment 1 Matthias Clasen 2013-04-30 21:12:36 UTC
Makes sense to me. While we are at this, it might be nice to turn the last remaining space in the name into a dash too, out of respect for commandline users who otherwise get to see ugly \-escaped spaces
Comment 2 Philippe "RzR" Coval 2013-05-02 16:22:09 UTC
Created attachment 243072 [details] [review]

As suggested
Comment 3 Robin Stocker 2013-10-27 20:30:31 UTC
Also see bug 684662 for the same issue (duplicate).
Comment 4 André Klapper 2014-04-15 07:42:17 UTC
*** Bug 684662 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Romano Giannetti 2014-04-28 14:58:26 UTC
Hmmm.... the original bug was #684662, so I think that the duplicates are the other ways around. Not important. 
But in the proposed patch there is something that bothers me a bit --- the addition of literal "h", "m", "s" to the timestamp format goes a bit against the translations philosophy. No?
Comment 6 Robert Roth 2014-05-02 17:17:22 UTC
*** Bug 720397 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Karel Piwko 2014-07-16 07:17:41 UTC
Is there any plan to fix this issue?
Comment 8 hey 2014-08-01 13:28:29 UTC
I also would like to see this resolved. And there is already a ready-to-use patch in the old issue:
Comment 9 anna 2014-11-10 12:58:56 UTC
Hi, this filename thing causes many issues for me day to day. The presence of both spaces and colons in the file name means that uploading screenshots to owncloud, for example, requires me to change the filename. A quick search of the net finds people complaining about comparability issues with Dropbox, web-hosts, Samba, etc etc. Please can someone fix this, it's making me miserable :(
Comment 10 nicofff 2014-11-10 14:14:41 UTC
Another use case that breaks is uploading the file directly to Jira.

I can still reproduce it on version 3.14.0.

Could the version be bumped and marked as confirmed, as to bring it to the devs attention?
Comment 11 David Revoy 2014-11-10 14:27:04 UTC
The bug exist since longer, 2012 on 3.4 ( read ) I confirm it's still exist on 3.14 and patches propositions are available on this thread. Can someone inform us why this topic is ignored ? Is it controversial or hard to fix ? Or is it just out-of-attention/out-of-concern because of the 3.8 label ? Thanks for your time.
Comment 12 gavin 2014-11-21 23:43:40 UTC
Like @nicofff I am annoyed when I try to add screenshots to Jira.  I'm  also having trouble with Hipchat.  Please change the `:` character!
Comment 13 Cosimo Cecchi 2014-11-22 01:46:43 UTC
Thanks, I pushed this to master.
gnome-settings-daemon will need a similar patch though - I will open another issue about that.
Comment 14 Cosimo Cecchi 2014-11-22 01:49:35 UTC
That is bug 740520