[UNCLASSIFIED]RE: [clug] What's the fastest way of deleting files ?

Gary Woodman antigramp at yahoo.com.au
Thu May 12 07:36:59 GMT 2005

--- Martin Pool <mbp at sourcefrog.net> wrote:

> On 12 May 2005, Stephen Rothwell <sfr at canb.auug.org.au> wrote:
> > But your command line above copes with anything ... since the only
> special
> > character now is NUL and NUL (and '/') are not allowed in
> filesnames on
> > Linux anyway.
> Did you hear tridge's lca keynote story about the fun to be had when
> you *do* get a filename containing a slash? :-)

I wish I had. This used to be quite common on multi-platform networks,
when Mac users prolifically created files with names like "Resume
12/5/2005" :-)


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