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Re: Fwd: GNU coreutils 6.9 - bug in ls

From: Matthew Woehlke
Subject: Re: Fwd: GNU coreutils 6.9 - bug in ls
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 14:50:45 -0500
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FReeZ wrote:
I have figured out the steps required to reproduce the error.
I have the file with following name "-^mininova.org^- 23 (1998) - Espionage.Conspiracy.Hacking.TrueStory - Subs.torrent" (without the quotes) stored in /usr/watch. It was downloaded from the internet using Opera browser and that filename is causing problems, maybe because the "^" character is not being escaped properly with slash during the manipulation with it? My filesystem is ext3.

No, the problem is what Eric previous told you. You have issued the command 'ls -^min...Subs.torent ...' (where the '...'s are "other stuff"). There is no such option '-^', therefore ls complains.

If you do not want the results of the shell's expansion of '*' to be considered options, you need to say so: 'ls -- *'. Neither ls nor your shell is doing anything incorrect.

A KWin crash is like a Finite Improbability Generator... only instead of undergarments, all my windows move 4 pixels to the right.

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