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Re: emacs misbehaves without --unibyte

From: Paul Stoeber
Subject: Re: emacs misbehaves without --unibyte
Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 20:46:04 +0200
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On Thu, May 30, 2002 at 11:00:54AM -0600, Richard Stallman wrote:
>     There are specialized modes, such as hexl, for editing binary files.
> Does M-x find-file-literally do what you want?

Yes, it handles file contents in exactly the way I like best, thanks.

In this thread, I'm concerned with how Emacs (specifically Dired)
handles filenames.

I'm trying to use Dired plus customizations as a replacement for
Midnight Commander (mc).

I've seen that Dired is not as robust as mc when confronted with arbitrary
filenames in {\001, \002, ..., \377}+, so I'm bugging bug.gnu.emacs with
reports about how dired-find-file and dired-do-shell-command fail when exposed
to all sorts of funny filenames.  My latest findings are expressed in the
posting that starts with "Alas, " after the quoteblock.

It might well be that I'll continue to post reports of this sort until all
filenames the C library can handle are handled correctly by Dired too, unless
the Emacs developers vote that this is not a worthwhile goal to pursue.

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