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Both UNIX and Windows include a set of valid file name characters; however, these sets are different for each program. If you do not turn on and configure character translation, Server for NFS cannot create some valid UNIX file names and you may receive an error message if you try to create a file. The following list includes examples of characters that are supported in file names in UNIX but are not supported in Windows:
0xnn 0xnn : 0xnn 0xnn [ ; comment]
All text on the line after a semi-colon is ignored as a comment. To use the translation file to map the question mark (?) to a dash (-), type the following line in the file:
0x00 0x3f : 0x00 0x2d ; replace client ? with server dash "-"
To prevent problems, you may want to translate the following characters:
For additional information about performing maintenance tasks after migrating from UNIX to Windows, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324539/ )How to perform maintenance and ancillary tasks after a UNIX-to-Windows migration
Article ID: 324218 - Last Review: November 1, 2006 - Revision: 5.1
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