Re: [Evolution] Evolution changes file names of attachments (underscores instead of spaces)

On Thu, 2020-10-29 at 12:16 +0100, theapplepie differentmail com wrote:
evolution: 3.36.4-0ubuntu1
ubuntu Version 20.04.1 LTS, Mate 1.24.0, Kernel Linux 5.4.0-51

When storing attachments, their names will be changed!
Example: original:>one two three.jpg<, new:>one_two_three.jpg<

All empty fields will be changed in underlines.

What can I do?

I have the same problem and was about to email to the list but had no
time yet. I am eager to know more about this behaviour and whether the
replacing of spaces in the file name with underscores (underline, low
line, or low dash) can be turned off in some way.

3.36.4-0ubuntu1, Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS
(It also happened with previous Evolution versions, though.)

I'm sure someone will correct me, but  space ( as well as a host of others ) in filenames are a pain in the arse on 
any Unix based (Unix, AIX, Linux, BSD) based OS, which means it takes lots of special code to handle.  Translation 
of "special"  characters like  spaces, &, *, etc  is a simple operation which eliminates lots code ( and therefore lots 
of bugs ).

Additionally,  if you try to handle  one two three.jpg  from the command line,  you will have to resort to quoting or 
regular _expression_ matching to access the file.    Otherwise you get results like:

ls one two three.jpg
ls: cannot access 'one': No such file or directory
ls: cannot access 'two': No such file or directory


ls one_two_three.jpg

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