Adding files with names containing :


Maybe this is a well known thing, but it’s tricky to search for. Most of the files that I want to use with DVC have the : character in their names, as the name includes an ISO timestamp. When I try adding them with dvc add I get an error of the form Unsupported URL type <StartOfFilename>:// , is there a way of escaping the : so that DVC recognises it a file rather than a URL?


Hi @HozzaM

I reproduced the problem on my computer, I’m sorry to say this is a bug of DVC, could you please open a ticket for it on GitHub for us to track it?