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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] ANNOUNCE: Spaces in filenames, finished

From: mlh
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] ANNOUNCE: Spaces in filenames, finished
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 09:12:25 +1100
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On Mon, Mar 15, 2004 at 04:11:15AM +0000, David A. Wheeler wrote:
> Er, sorry, I guess I wasn't clear.  I understand why you'd need
> escape sequences when the filename is embedded in something else,
> that wasn't my question. When the output is ONLY a list of files,
> the escaping seems excessive, because it complicates shell scripting.

Filenames may contain newlines.  Now *that* complicates shell scripting.

Perhaps the escaped version should have an option to zero-terminate
a la gnu find/xargs.


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