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Renaming files: "To change case, add or subtract other characters"

Renaming files: "To change case, add or subtract other characters"

Hunter C.1
Helpful | Level 5

 No.

 

This is bad code. Fix the input issue on YOUR end.

 

Thanks.

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Re: Renaming files: "To change case, add or subtract other characters"

Richard P.
Super User alumni

A case change doesnt show up as a raised event on Windows platforms, but a character change does - hence the blanket advice.

The problem isn't in Dropboxes code, so theres nothing they can fix.

Re: Renaming files: "To change case, add or subtract other characters"

Hunter C.1
Helpful | Level 5

That actually doesn't address the issue. This is an instance of specifically making a change from the web platform (which DOES detect the change - hence the message) and propagating it outward to slaved folders presumably on PCs. If this were a change in the reverse direction your point would make sense. Because the change was detected, it CAN be enforced and applied downstream to all connected PCs.

 

My original point stands.

 

Re: Renaming files: "To change case, add or subtract other characters"

Mark
Super User II

Richard's point is correct. 

Changing a case online wouldn't update things on a Windows connected device due to the limitations he said. 


 


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Re: Renaming files: "To change case, add or subtract other characters"

Hunter C.1
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OK, again: The unspoken workaround would then be to have a script add a character with the case change. Apply the update. Then remove the added character and apply that update. Which is what I have to do. Which is my entire point. Automate the extra step instead of automating the very specific error notification (which is itself an extra step). If I am capable of performing the action, the interface is capable of performing the action Q.E.D. The entire point of designing a user front end is to work around file system limitations such as this. It is why we no longer administer our own multi connection ftp accounts and use Dropbox in the first place.

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