sh scripting question

Polytropon freebsd at
Fri Oct 16 13:53:48 UTC 2020

On Fri, 16 Oct 2020 14:38:02 +0100, Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote:
> On Fri, 16 Oct 2020 15:19:42 +0200
> Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:
> > Fully correct, but also suffers from the lack of a definition
> > of "reasonable" that works everywhere every time. :-)
> 	POSIX portable filenames -they're pretty restrictive though.

Yes, true - BUT: Programs don't have to be POSIX compliant,
and even if they were, nothing stops users from using an
external tool to rename filenames from a POSIX-portable one
to something that isn't portable - or reasonable - anymore...

"But I like the emojis in the names of my business report files!"

"We use stars in filenames to show how important they are."

"the number of dashes before the actual name indicate the
revision level of the file."

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