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


From: Xah
Subject: Re: (emacs+unix): How to have a file-name containing slashes, angle-brackets, etc?
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 10:03:41 -0700 (PDT)
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On Aug 26, 8:02 am, Nikolaj Schumacher <address@hidden> wrote:
> Xah<address@hidden> wrote:
> > On Aug 25, 1:13 pm, Nikolaj Schumacher <address@hidden> wrote:
> >> According to Wikipedia, EXT2 (1993) supports all characters.  Older data
> >> is harder to find.
>
> > unix uses UFS.
>
> You should be more clear if you're talking about UNIX or unix.  Neither
> is limited to a single file system, though.

if you are familiar with unixes, you should know that ufs is perhaps
the predominant file system used in unixes in the 90s, and not quote
some ext2 out of the blue.

> The question is whether unix is, by design, capable of handling
> characters outside the alphanumerical range.

a piss pot can technically hold any liquid other than piss, but it
does not mean it is suitable as a, say, coffee mug.

one way to see this is to check exactly how many people uses piss bots
for coffee mug.

  Xah
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