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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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