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Re: (emacs+unix): How to have a file-name containing slashes, angle-brac

From: Nikolaj Schumacher
Subject: Re: (emacs+unix): How to have a file-name containing slashes, angle-brackets, etc?
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2008 14:31:32 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.2.50 (darwin)

Xah <address@hidden> wrote:

> Unix is the worst, they pretty much just allow
> alphanumerics and not even space. If you have anything like “,=();
> \'"~&-” etc, you can expect most shell tools to erase you disk)

Actually unix systems allow pretty much every character except / and the
null character.  Of course most shells require proper quoting of
characters /they/ assign a special meaning to, as do programming
languages.  But that holds true for every OS and doesn't apply to the
GUI at all.

Nikolaj Schumacher

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