Wheeler: Fixing Unix/Linux/POSIX Filenames
Posted Mar 25, 2009 15:12 UTC (Wed) by rsidd
Parent article: Wheeler: Fixing Unix/Linux/POSIX Filenames
Yet another topic that was extensively discussed in the Unix Haters Handbook.
One gotcha that is not covered by limiting the allowed character set in filenames is this: how do you remove all your configuration files and directories (that begin with a ".")? "rm -rf .*" will have very undesirable results. And yes, I have done this to myself -- luckily the system had nightly backups.
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