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    SubjectRe: Versioning file system
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    On Tue, 2007-06-19 at 20:12 +0100, Jack Stone wrote:
    > H. Peter Anvin wrote:
    > > Chris Snook wrote:
    > >> I pointed out NetApp's .snapshot directories because that's a method
    > >> that uses legal path character, but doesn't break anything. With this
    > >> method, userspace tools will have to be taught that : is suddenly a
    > >> special character.
    > >
    > > Not to mention that the character historically used for this purpose is
    > > ; (semicolon.)
    >
    > But that would cause havoc with shells which use ; to seperate commands.

    Then the user has to quote the ;. BTW `find` use a lone ';' since ages
    to terminate it's '-exec' thingy.

    > Using ; would defiantly break userspace

    Only for buggy written shell scripts/commands. Who cares?

    Bernd
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