Re: Comments on 1.35

From: Ewald Beekman (
Date: Wed 25 Apr 2001 - 08:49:49 UTC

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    On Tue, Apr 24, 2001 at 01:31:32PM -0700, Peter Burkholder wrote:
    > 6) I'm surprised that " " (space) is converted to _. I didn't
    > know that it was a 'scary character'. I'm curious as to the
    > reason for that.
    I think the fear with spaces is that there is a possibility here
    to try and feed arguments after an (executable) filename. Can't think
    of an example that would actually do harm, but i actually like this
    feature. Perhaps it should be made an option.

    regards, Ewald...

    Ewald H. Beekman, Network Engineer, Academic Medical Center, 
    dept.  ADB/ICT Computer & Network Services,  The Netherlands
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