How do I switch off file name error = halts copying directory

Asked by Life Fan

This is one of the reasons I refuse to use microsoft products and now I find it has crept into Linux.

OK I want to copy large amounts of folders, containing large amounts of files in each folder.

I NEED to copy the files - set it up and go to bed and come back 8 or 10 hours later and to see they have all copied.

BUT part way through this process, thanks to small misadventures in the past with file names, such as

New "work Bench". jpg

or a file name time stamp,

Screen Shot 22:11:57.png

The copy process halts to tell me this:

Error while copying "New "work Bench". jpg"

There was an error copying the file from X folder to Y folder.


Invalid Filename

I don't need this nanny state surveillance, telling me to correct the errors in my file names,.I

 don't want the copying process halted.

And I don't like it that there is NO way to switch the "halt on trivial errors" function off.

If there a file manager that will copy everything without halt on errors, or it has a switch to make it turn off?

I don't mind using the terminal, but for some operations such as backing up etc., I prefer the GUI / desktop - where I can see everything.

So there has to be a way to force the copy process and or switch off the halt on inconsequential errors (file names)?

Can anyone help me with this?

Thanks in advance.


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