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Re: How to handle whitespace in filenames ???

* Erik Steffl (steffl@bigfoot.com) spake thusly:
>   generally, filename should be allowed to be basically any text. I see
> no reason to limit it (well, the general consesnsus among most of the
> unix(-like) implementations is that you cannot include '\0' and '/').
> And I see no reason to put limits on this because of inadequate tools...
> it's the tools that need to be fixed, not filenames.

Wrong. There's a reason why people with half a clue don't put 
spaces in paths, and inadequacy of tools is not it. Unless your 
computer can read minds, it has no way of telling when the
whitespace's supposed to be input separator, and when it's just 
a part of filename. 

Surely there is a polite way to say FOAD.                        -- Shmuel Metz
"Go forth and multiply".                                         -- Paul Martin

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