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[Gnu-arch-users] Re: =tagging-method and non-portable filenames

From: John Goerzen
Subject: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: =tagging-method and non-portable filenames
Date: Thu, 04 Sep 2003 16:05:12 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.1002 (Gnus v5.10.2) XEmacs/21.4 (Rational FORTRAN, linux)

Stig Brautaset <address@hidden> writes:

>       # unrecognized. If they are directories, traversal does _not_
>       # descend into those directories. Currently, the illegal
>       # characters are *, ?, [, ], \, space, and tab. (The set of
>       # illegal characters may shrink in future releases.)
> IIRC these are hard-coded dependancies and no change you make in the
> =tagging-method file will allow the filenames to contain e.g. spaces.

Apparently these both underestimate the problem.  See:

It appears that characters such as umlauts and other high-ascii or
UTF-8 characters are also banned, though there is no escaping issues
with them.

-- John

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