auto naming writes a forward slash instead of a colon in the file name

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adrianlambert
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auto naming writes a forward slash instead of a colon in the file name

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Description of problem or question:
using creation time token on a Mac in the auto naming section of the preferences results in a forward slash between the hours and minutes



Steps to reproduce the problem (If Applicable):
export using auto naming with the creation time token



HandBrake version (e.g., 1.0.0):
Version 1.3.1 (2020010400)



Operating system and version (e.g., Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, Windows 10 Creators Update):
macOS 10.15.4 (19E287)
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Ritsuka
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Re: auto naming writes a forward slash instead of a colon in the file name

Post by Ritsuka »

No, it doesn't. But Finder displays : as / because : used to be the file path separator on Mac OS 9. And Finder still has got this weird behaviour when displaying file names.
pbarker1701
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Re: auto naming writes a forward slash instead of a colon in the file name

Post by pbarker1701 »

Finder even in macOS Catalina considers the : to be an illegal filename character. Error will come up "Try using a name with fewer characters or with no punctuation marks."

Go figure.
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