Control characters in file names
Posted Nov 23, 2010 20:24 UTC (Tue) by jreiser
In reply to: Control characters in file names
Parent article: Ghosts of Unix past, part 4: High-maintenance designs
I don't remember ever having seen a legitimate use of this liberty.
My customers enjoy better performance at lower cost because of the difference (log2(254) - log2(223)), and I make money from that. [Hint: a database index encoded in filenames, accessed only by the database and the backup system.] If you wish to exclude [\x01-\x1f] from filenames that customarily are manipulated by your users and programs, then please write plugins/extensions/whatever to implement this constraint in the command-line shell programs of your choice.
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