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[bug #49147] Tab character replaced by question mark ("?") when locate o
[bug #49147] Tab character replaced by question mark ("?") when locate outputs to tty
Sun, 1 Sep 2019 09:20:49 -0400 (EDT)
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Follow-up Comment #3, bug #49147 (project findutils):
> Well that's a design option which we don't take. We quote them, for several
reasons, including user security. IOW the tool is operating as intended
Can you elaborate, on the security benefits of not outputting tabs to the
terminal? Especially as this is easily circumvented using `cat` I don't see
the benefit. I would be happy to learn here.
Anyway, I do suggest adding this to the documentation.
I would also be glad with an answer of "good idea, why don't you implement
it?", but I don't understand this answer.
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