Re: Spaces in filenames [was: Has a Debian developer ever unintentionally wiped out user files like Apple?]
Ari Makela <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Sebastian Rittau writes:
> > Even though my "example" is nonsence the point is valid; why should I
> > cripple filenames like "War of the Worlds", "Déjà Vu", or "Light My
> > Fire"?
> Because they will break. They should not, but they do.
> Another good example is how find and xargs handle spaces in
> file names.
> Sometimes it doesn't matter how things should be but how they are.
With GNU-findutils you can use -print0 and -0, which should take
care of the problem. <AOL> Imho spaces are ok but you should stick
with ascii, else you could have interesting problems eg. if you
transfer them to or from your vfat-Partition.