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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Trying out the new escaping version...

From: Robert Collins
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Trying out the new escaping version...
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 18:29:15 +1100

On Fri, 2004-03-19 at 12:52, David A. Wheeler wrote:
> Under Windows, the prefix \\ has special meanings.
> For example, \\<server>\<share> is an important way
> to access a file on computer "server" in its "share" directory.
> Details at:
> This will cause serious problems if "\" is used for another purpose.
> It would be bizarre if a user had to enter
> tla add \\\\server\share\stuff

Not bizarre, expected. Thats precisely what they have to enter now when
using any shell that supports escaping.

It's bizarre to claim you provide 'shell' scripting when you don't even
provide a unicode, long file path capable shell in your own OS.

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