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Control characters in file names

Control characters in file names

Posted Dec 2, 2010 18:22 UTC (Thu) by Wol (guest, #4433)
In reply to: Control characters in file names by cmccabe
Parent article: Ghosts of Unix past, part 4: High-maintenance designs

One problem with that ... (administrators enforcing policy, that is)

I've worked on a system where a file was composed of sub-files (Pr1mos). This was emulated on nix by using a directory with "special" names inside, namely all the subfiles were "<space><backspace><number>". Because nobody is supposed to touch these subfiles directly.

So if you enforce a policy like that, you could bust a bunch of apps ...

Cheers,
Wol


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