Subject: Re: File names and security...
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Mike Long <email@example.com>
Date: 06/07/1997 13:25:16
>Date: Fri, 6 Jun 1997 13:24:55 -0500 (CDT)
>From: Peter Seebach <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>I'd hate to try to set a sysctl variable to a string of unprintables,
>but I think that's plausible.
>I'd like to see the "invalid" characters automatically converted,
>say, to spaces. Then they still take up space, so they match '?'
>globs, and they compare equal to the right things.
>I would like 'a b' and 'a\nb' to compare equal, but both to be distinct
This will cause many problems when multiple files with apparently
identical names start to appear. File names must be unique.
Mike Long <email@example.com> http://www.shore.net/~mikel
"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands,
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