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Re: Question around of remote description

From: Robert Nichols
Subject: Re: Question around of remote description
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2020 22:20:50 -0500
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On 6/17/20 1:15 AM, Eric L. Zolf wrote:

in the course of the review of PR #404 we came to challenge the quite
complex quoting rules allowed when you backup to/from a remote location.

Our question is if anybody is relying on those (too) complex quoting
rules to make their backup work? Else it'll allow us to radically
simplify the code.

More details: if you backup to/from a remote site, the description is of
the form `host::path` (e.g. `rdiff-backup /home
myuser@myhost::/srv/backup/homebak`), and the current quoting allows to
have the double colons (::) somewhere in the `host` or `path` part of
the remote description. And the question is if anybody knows of a
concrete use case for this possibility?

On my CentOS 6 system, "locate :: | wc -l" returns 2544, all of which
are under /usr/share/man. While it is inconceivable that I would ever
have one of those names in a backup source or destination, it is quite
possible that I might want to restore one of those files.

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