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Missing music after failed renaming with eyeD3

Most of my music is missing after I attempted to organize my music library with eyeD3. eyeD3 has a function described as thus: --rename=PATTERN Rename the file based on PATTERN which may contain ...
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How does file systems know which folder a file is in?

The index nodes contain meta data and points to where the actual data is. But how does the system know where in the directory tree the file or folder is, and how does it translate the filename into an ...
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What are the practical limits on file extension name lengths?

I started using DOS back before Windows, and ever since have taken it for granted that Every file has a file extension, like .txt, .jpg, etc That extension is always short (usually 3 letters) I ...
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What happens when I copy a file from Linux to a Windows formatted harddisk containing illegal chars in the filename?

on Linux the filename :.zip is valid right? What would happen if I copy that file to a NTFS harddisk running Windows? Would I get an error message?
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Linux copy to fat32 filesystem: invalid argument

When I copy files from an ext3 partition to a fat32 one using cp: cp -R /ext3/stuff /fat32/partition/ I get invalid argument messages for all files with colons and question marks in. Is there any ...