Why are there no spaces in scene release names?

Posted on July 16, 2008. Filed under: Explanations |

This stems from early technology which could not handle spaces in file names. By convention, the same naming system is still used.

It may also be something to do with the newsgroups naming systems, which use terms like “alt.binaries”.

Can anyone clarify this for us? Leave a comment below.


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It’s for compatibility reasons with old ftpds.

Spaces in file names can cause issues within improperly written scripts or tools. I noticed that there are releases with spaces in the file names, but they get replaced by a dot or underscore. I think site scripts do this when the group made an error, just like the scripts that remove all capitalization from file names.

Other “forbidden” characters in the release name can get replaced later for spreading it again. This release has an @ it the name:

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