Ed W lists at
Mon Jul 7 08:39:06 UTC 2008

Martin Atkins wrote:
> Gavin Carr wrote:
>> And out of interest, why do we use colons in chunk names at all, 
>> given they're problematic with some filesystems? Maybe it would be 
>> better just to use type.checksum.brackup everywhere?
> That's a historical annoyance. Initially Brackup used colons, but then 
> I tried to make it work on Windows and hit this issue. By that time 
> there were already users with backup targets using colons on UNIX 
> systems, so if I changed the default I'd break them. Hence this 
> ridiculous flag. (which, in retrospect, should have been called 
> use_filename_colons and defaulted to true, I agree. Oh well.)

If it saves code and reduces bug then perhaps a one off upgrade script 
and hack out the colon stuff?

Ed W

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