Subject: Re: utf-8 and userland
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From: David Laight <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/13/2004 10:55:27
> Yes, and I'm at least somewhat inclined to that point of view.  But I'm
> also somewhat inclined to the contrary; I don't like the idea of
> someone naming a file with an escape sequence to program a terminal's
> answerback message and then request the terminal send its answerback,
> then wait until root does an ls on it.

I've seen some people get VERY confused by a filename that caused
a terminal to send its answerback message.  Fortunately the
answerback message hadn't been set (so wasn't evil).

Remember that ls has to know how many screen positions a filename
will take in order to generate multi-column output.
UTF-8 filenames just plain break it.


David Laight: