sh scripting question

Matthew Seaman matthew at
Fri Oct 16 11:45:11 UTC 2020

On 16/10/2020 12:25, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On the quick I was unable to create a file with a
> /
> in it's name (Linux, login shell bash, just using shell commands, no
> tool explicitly aimed to edit/corrupt file system entries). I guess a
> file name containing a "/" overTRUMPs all other odd file names.

There's only two characters you can't have in a Unix filename, which are
'/' -- because it's the directory separator, and '\0' (Null) because C
language strings.  Anything else is fair game.



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