Control characters in file names
Posted Nov 23, 2010 18:57 UTC (Tue) by Yorick
Parent article: Ghosts of Unix past, part 4: High-maintenance designs
Allowing control characters (0x01-0x1f) in file names is clearly a high-maintenance design that we have come to regret ever since. I don't remember ever having seen a legitimate use of this liberty. On the other hand, it could mean that it could be removed, given some courage.
Spaces in file names also cause trouble but can be justified as long as file name are used by people to name documents.
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