Subject: Re: File names and security...
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org, current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Peter Seebach <email@example.com>
Date: 06/06/1997 16:07:46
While I agree that there are silly cases, the original one that prompted
this was newline, because I do *NOT* like the idea that
find . [options] -print | xargs
can run commands on files find didn't find.
Yes, -print0/xargs -0 fixes this, but I'm not sure I wouldn't be
happier just eliminating certain clases of problematic names.
Likewise, I wouldn't miss characters I can't type at all, and I wouldn't
miss spaces very much.