bin/149424: fstab and labels with whitespace
Walter C. Pelissero
walter at pelissero.de
Tue Aug 17 13:21:54 UTC 2010
Oliver Fromme writes:
> The problem with this patch is that it breaks backwards-
> compatibility. Some people might already use backslashes
As far as I remember, the patch I proposed allowed a double backslash
('\\') to mean a single backslash ('\').
> in /etc/fstab, for whatever reason. This change would
> make them rather unhappy, I'm afraid.
Being unhappy for having to change a couple of entries in fstab is not
nearly as bad as not being able to insert an entry altogether.
> One way to circumvent the problem would be to use glabel(8)
Yes, or mlabel(1). Although reformatting (and, thus, relabelling) is
common on devices such as digital camera; it saves time compared to
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