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From Mario Ivankovits <>
Subject Re: [VFS] Problems with URI Password containing '%'
Date Sat, 15 Oct 2005 05:53:31 GMT
manco wrote:
>  Looks like '%' is a special
> escape char so now I have to figure out how to escape
> it.
The smb testcase use the password "vfs/%\te:st" for its tests.

The uri:

As you might see, it uses %25 as replacement for % and it works.

If possible you should use the latest version of VFS.

> 1. If there is a way to get around the % char what is
>    it?
Hmmm. Depending on your use-case you might try to set the password 
through jcifs client properties. See:
> 2. Is there a set of Special Chars that Can't be used?
The latest VFS should allow you any character. (at least % encoded)


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