> One thing I do not like in this... Why use a shell metacharacter? Isn't
> it asking for trouble?
Matt Domsch wrote:
> Yes. We did uncover one or two trivial-to-fix bugs in the Fedora
> initscripts due to this, but that was to be expected. There are no other
> ASCII characters that don't already have several meanings that would make
> for a better separator. In configuration files, the # is usually only
> special at the beginning of a line, not as part of another word, and they
> can always be quoted if necessary.