Things Windows can do which Linux can't:
Download torrents with filenames longer than 255 chars.
What, were you expecting some snide comment? I had to boot up a Windows machine, something I hadn't done in a while for this, you know.
@lynne is this a problem with Linux, or just torrent software like transmission/aria2c/libtorrent/etc?
@Wolf480pl Linux/UNIX. The API limits filenames to 256 bytes.
On Windows, they're 256 characters, IIRC.
So you see how this is a problem with non-ascii filenames.
@lynne wait so what does ntfs-3g do if it finds a name longer than 256 bytes?
@Wolf480pl No idea. Probably wouldn't show them or return an error.
@ivesen I guess, its been half a year since I downloaded that file, and I remember downloading it to C:\ directly.
Still, characters != bytes.
@brad With Transmission its when it tries to write the first chunk of the file, which is when it creates the file.
Transmission doesn't allow renaming of files.
@brad Yeah, I was using it as a daemon with a web interface at the time.
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