Posted Mar 26, 2009 4:52 UTC (Thu) by eru
Parent article: Wheeler: Fixing Unix/Linux/POSIX Filenames
I don't think you could ban "()". They frequently appear in names in Windows-originated directories, apparently because some common programs generate file names containing "(1)", "(2)", ... to avoid collisions or indicate file versions.
In general, the only shell metacharacters that could be banned without causing interoperability problems are those that are special also in That Other OS.
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