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Re: UTF8 problems with "find -ls" ?

From: James Youngman
Subject: Re: UTF8 problems with "find -ls" ?
Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2008 09:40:43 +0000

On Sat, Dec 20, 2008 at 10:41 PM, Halim Issa <address@hidden> wrote:
> Would it be an idea to include this in a new experimental release with a
> ./configure option to revert back to the old behaviour?

I'd certainly consider it.    I would seek, though, to avoid changing
the same aspect twice in the default behaviour, so if we're going to
change the escaping rules for -ls, I'd prefer to move things in the
direction of greater consistency.

On another mailing list (bug-gnulib, I think) there has recently been
discussion about how to bring consistency in the escaping of filenames
in error messages.  While find's erorr messages _are_ consistently
escaped, it might make sense to wait for a conclusion to that
discussion, in case some kind of grand unified character escaping
scheme emerges having applicability to thins other than error messages
too (if I recall correctly, URL %-escapes are a front runner).


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