sh scripting question

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at
Fri Oct 16 14:08:09 UTC 2020

On Fri, 16 Oct 2020 15:53:38 +0200
Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:

> 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,

	Oh sure, nobody uses it but it is the definition you asked for,
useless as it is :)

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

	Have you ever seen an NFS exported common work area directory used
by an international team dumping files in there with names in whatever
encoding their PCs are set up for ? It doesn't take long before nothing can
render a sane looking file listing.

> Real people and their work results... :-)

	Yep no test group can ever find more creative ways of screwing you
up than users.

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