Which characters are not allowed in filenames in DT?

It is very important for scripting purposes, cause when you give item a name, you also rename the file, and symbols which are allowed for “name” may not be allowed for “filename”, like “:” or “?”. So, I’d like to clear DT’s naming conventions:

  • which chars are not allowed for file names?
  • what is the max length of a filename?
  • other limitations?

DEVONthink automatically converts names to valid filenames (e.g. the maximum filename length depends on the filesystem).

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The safest bet is to use basic alphanumerics and no punctuation except hyphens, underscores, spaces, and dots.

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