[BULK] Re: GPS on XO

Benjamin M. Schwartz bmschwar at fas.harvard.edu
Mon Apr 6 23:06:06 EDT 2009


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Hal Murray wrote:
> pgf at laptop.org said:
>> i guess i'd be a lot more worried if the volume name (or whatever it
>> is that's being used as the device name) could contain a slash ('/')
>> character.  because that would no doubt render the device unmountable.
>>  someone should try that... 
> 
> It's the same problem.  Whatever works for spaces should work for slash too.  
> That may be an argument for using backslash in front of funny characters 
> rather than quotes around the string.

In fact, this is not true.  In POSIX filenames (and directory names) "/"
is the only character that is explicitly disallowed.   In contrast, " " is
a perfectly valid character in a filename.

- --Ben
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