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Re: DEP 5 and directory/file names with spaces

On Sun, 2009-06-07 at 00:44 -0400, Andres Mejia wrote:
> The current proposal for DEP 5 has this snippet for the 'Files' field.
> "List of space-separated globbing pathnames (see man 7 glob for more details) 
> indicating files that have the same licence and share copyright holders."
> This doesn't take into account files or directories that may be named with 
> spaces.
> I suggest that the Files field use a comma-separated list of globbing pathnames 
> instead, else something ugly like 'path/with some spaces/'* would have to be 
> used.

That just trades ' ' for ',' as the path not usable.

I suggest just shell unescaping before globbing.

foo\ bar baz
'foo bar' and 'baz'.


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