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bug#11383: [md5sum] bug on filename with a backslash

From: Eric Blake
Subject: bug#11383: [md5sum] bug on filename with a backslash
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2012 11:34:47 -0600
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tag 11383 notabug

On 04/30/2012 09:34 AM, CAOBA Support team wrote:
> Hi there,
> I found what I think is a bug in the *md5sum* command.
> When used on a filename with a backslah, the output doesn't look quite the
> same as usual:
> # ls -l /tmp/file1 '/tmp/file\2'
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2 2012-04-30 17:05 /tmp/file1
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2 2012-04-30 17:05 /tmp/file\2
> # md5sum /tmp/file1 '/tmp/file\2'
> 60b725f10c9c85c70d97880dfe8191b3  /tmp/file1
> \3b5d5c3712955042212316173ccf37be  /tmp/file\\2

Thanks for the report.  However, this is not a bug, but intentional
behavior.  It allows us to encode filenames with newlines in them using
a \n sequence, but to use \ as an escape character, \ also has to escape

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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