#830 Prompt user for a new filename when copying fails due to invalid characters

1.2
closed-fixed
libfm (303)
5
2014-05-01
2014-02-20
No

Removable disks are typically formatted with crippled Windows filesystems. It is therefore common to get errors like this when copying onto a removable disk (I haven't tested what happens when moving a folder with files like this in it):

Do You Know Your Prophetic Foundation? - The Gospel Faith Messenger.htm: Invalid filename
Derek Prince Ministries : Four Safeguards.htm: Invalid filename
Derek Prince Ministries : Earthly, Soulish, Demonic.htm: Invalid filename
Derek Prince Ministries : Let Us Honour God's Holy Spirit.htm: Invalid filename

In this case I assume the issue is that : and ? are invalid characters on FAT32. In many cases there is no option to use a better file system, e.g. memory cards in phones and cameras. So it would be good if pcmanfm handled this situation better, e.g. by asking the user for a new name for the file.

Discussion

  • Lonely Stranger

    Lonely Stranger - 2014-02-20

    Ticket moved from /p/pcmanfm/feature-requests/323/

     
  • Lonely Stranger

    Lonely Stranger - 2014-02-20
    • labels: --> libfm
    • Group: 1.3 --> 1.2
     
  • Lonely Stranger

    Lonely Stranger - 2014-02-20

    I would rather say this is a bug, not a feature request, because this issue preventing doing standard operation.
    Thank you very much.

     
  • Lonely Stranger

    Lonely Stranger - 2014-05-01
    • status: open --> closed-fixed
    • assigned_to: Lonely Stranger
     
  • Lonely Stranger

    Lonely Stranger - 2014-05-01

    Thank you very much for reporting this.
    I hope this issue is completely fixed now in the GIT repository. Check it when it's possible for you, please. Unfortunately it's not possible to change strings in rename dialog at this point so bear with text about file already exist, that text will be adjusted in next feature release (1.3).

     

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