Do you have a list of characters not allowed in file names? Is there a maximum length on file names?
Do you mean history dataset names, or names of files you upload, or something else? Usually there are no restrictions (but this can depend on a database instance) and the object’s
name is a varchar in DB with length 255.
I meant files you upload and put into history.
You could name a file ‘/root/etc/@!*.com’?
The upload code sanitizes the slashes but other than that it is fine. (And you can put them back on the history item)
OK, good to know. Thanks. One of my colleagues uses GenomeTrackr which I think is a Galaxy instance, and it has extensive limitations. You can’t use underscores, dashes, or periods (including for the file extension). I was wondering if the main Galaxy instance had similar rules.