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':' - was rsync..
- From: "Robert Collins" <rbcollins at cygwin dot com>
- To: "cygwin" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2003 07:18:12 +1000
- Subject: ':' - was rsync..
Sorry for not replying in thread - I deleted the email a little fast :p.
Anyway, ':' is -not- in the POSIX portable filename character set:
':' as a special behaviour is not a Windows invention, it harks (in windows'
case) from the VMS roots, and perhaps further back still.
Secondly, solutions to handle ':' -will- involve not writing the ':' to
disk, which means parsing and interpreting the filename for validity on
every open, and during opendir etc. It's overhead - do we need it...
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