Subject: Re: File names and security...
To: Peter Seebach <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: James Graham - Systems Mangler <email@example.com>
Date: 06/09/1997 19:04:28
Yes, but Macs don't allow ':' in filenames; it apparently uses them as
pathname separators. Perhaps UNIX mounting a MAC filesystem should simply
translate ':' to '/' and vice versa...
In fact, if we wanted to be really homogeneous about it, we'd just have
the filesystem code replace the path separator accordingly in a swap
kind of arrangement.
Peter Seebach sez:
* >Certainly. I'm sure I'm not the only one here in a heterogeneous
* >environmont, stuck mounting file systems between NetBSD and other
* >systems. The great advantage of NFS is transparency between different
* >systems' views of the same file system. (In an environment where PC and
* >Mac clients are sharing drives with Unix clients, strange characters in
* >file names occur more often than you might think...)
* Yes, and Macs allow '/' in filenames too. Not so transparent as all that.
* The main character I actually care about is '\n', because it actually breaks
* naive scripts. While there are workarounds, they're either inefficient
* or non-portable.
* The others are merely nuisances.
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