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Re: Backslash to slash


From: James Youngman
Subject: Re: Backslash to slash
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2008 10:13:38 +0100

On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 12:44 PM, Per Starb├Ąck
<address@hidden> wrote:
> diff -u doc/find.texi.~1~ doc/find.texi
> --- doc/find.texi.~1~   2008-03-10 21:31:16.000000000 +0100
> +++ doc/find.texi       2008-05-23 13:37:29.000000000 +0200
> @@ -4121,8 +4121,8 @@
>  @subsection Unusual characters in filenames
>
>  Unix-like systems allow any characters to appear in file names with
> -the exception of the ASCII NUL character and the backslash.
> -Backslashes can occur in path names (as the directory separator) but
> +the exception of the ASCII NUL character and the slash.
> +Slashes can occur in path names (as the directory separator) but
>  not in the names of actual directory entries.  This means that the
>  list of files that @code{xargs} reads could in fact contain white space
>  characters --- spaces, tabs and newline characters.  Since by default,

What an embarrassing mistake.   Thanks for spotting and fixing it.
Applied to both 4.4.x and 4.5.x.

James.




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