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Re: feature request: zero-terminated lines for comm

From: Steve Ward
Subject: Re: feature request: zero-terminated lines for comm
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2007 13:26:19 -0400

On 9/9/07, John Cowan <address@hidden> wrote:
> Lasse Kliemann scripsit:
> > Yes. Most Unix filesystems allow filenames that contain newlines. Hence
> I
> > have to expect them when I process files that have not been created
> directly
> > by me (but by a user, by unpacking a tar file from an external source,
> by
> > some (stupid) software, ...).
> Well, I can't stop you from worrying about it, but delicately I suggest
> that such concern is excessive.
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(This is slightly off topic, and a late reply)

I'm curious who's responsible for deciding the standards of filenames.  Is
it kernel people, fs people, a standards group, or other?

And are there benefits of allowing control characters in filenames?

Steve Ward

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