Subject: Re: File names and security...
To: None <>
From: Mike Long <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/07/1997 13:25:16
>Date: Fri, 6 Jun 1997 13:24:55 -0500 (CDT)
>From: Peter Seebach <>

>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
>from 'ab'.

This will cause many problems when multiple files with apparently
identical names start to appear.  File names must be unique.
Mike Long <>      
"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands,
hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." -- H.L. Mencken