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bug#16245: sha1sum - probable bug.

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: bug#16245: sha1sum - probable bug.
Date: Tue, 24 Dec 2013 21:12:12 +0000
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tag 16245 notabug
close 16245

On 12/24/2013 11:11 AM, Dev Rana wrote:
> I'm not sure if this is a bug or a feature, but it appears that sha1sums
> of files with control characters in their names, are printed with a "\"
> at the front of the sum.  Here are two examples:
> \65f13e107d10014321f7bb92e4560d1087289024  
> ~/.local/share/gvfs-metadata/label-Acres\\x20USA\\x202011
> or
> \ec16ddba7d74c5c766da7c0a8d5dff5e6eb93136  ~/Mail/Re: By the way ...\n
> I can't find this happening for files with normal names.

'\' in a file name causes the name to be prepended with \
Now this isn't strictly necessary, and we considered changing it the last 
However we decided not to change the current behavior for compat reasons
detailed in that thread.


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