I’m trying to copy files from an AFP share to an SMB share.
Several files on the AFP share have a
? in the name. If I try to copy them, I get invalid argument’.
I don’t know how the files got the
? in the name in the first place.
Here is an example:
user$ cp tes?t /mnt/share/ cp: tes?t: invalid argument
I have tried to rename the file, but I get a ‘resource busy’ error message.
What can I do so that I can copy the files?
? symbols represent unrecognized characters.
Most likely the problem here is that AFP uses UTF-8 filenames, but you are not logged in to the system that mounted the AFP share using a UTF-8 locale. If it’s a Linux box, you can check your locale using the
If you find it’s not using a UTF-8 locale, you can temporarily change the locale with something like:
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