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    SubjectRe: UTF-8 practically vs. theoretically in the VFS API
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    Jamie Lokier <jamie@shareable.org> writes:

    > Linus Torvalds wrote:
    >> I think the filenames are just ways for a _program_ to look up stuff, and
    >> the human readability is a secondary thing (it's "polite", but not a
    >> fundamental part of their meaning).
    >
    > Politeness is nice. I'm sure there's a pragmatic reason most
    > filenames are meaningful text in some human language :)
    >
    > I'd like a way to type something like "touch zöe.txt" on an ordinary
    > latin1 terminal and get a UTF-8 filename in my filesystem. Thanks :)

    Then hack either bash (or whatever shell you use) or touch to do just that.

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    Måns Rullgård
    mru@kth.se

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