Subject: Re: new option for ls(1): opposite of -q
To: Dieter Baron <>
From: C Kane <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 05/09/2001 09:08:09 on Wed, May 09, 2001 at 03:03:27PM +0200

Previously, Dieter Baron wrote:
> I have a slight problem with the addition of the -q option and making
> it the default for output to a tty: while quoting non-printable
> characters in file names is a good idea, as is making this the default
> for output to a tty, I miss the possibility to tell ls not to do so.

This problem is in the gnats problem database as bin/6989.

For me, it's an internationalization problem - how have other OSs which
deal well with internationalization dealt with this problem?

-- Chuck