superlifter design notes (OpenVMS perspective)
John E. Malmberg
malmberg at Encompasserve.org
Sat Jul 27 12:12:02 EST 2002
Lenny Foner <foner-rsync at media.mit.education> wrote:
> jw schultz wrote:
> I find the use of funny chars (including space) in filenames
> offensive but we need to deal with internationalizations and
> sheer stupidity.
> Regardless of what you think about them, MacOS comes with pathnames
> containing spaces right out of the box (think "System Folder"). Yes,
> rsync needs to not make assumptions about what's legal in a filename.
> Some OS's think slashes are path separators; some put them inside
> individual filenames. Some think  are separators. We shouldn't
> try to make any assumptions.
Agreed. For a file distribution program, for each file to be
transferred, ideally the server will have a list of how the file should
be represented on platforms that the server knows about.
The client would be able to tell the server about new platforms, but the
server would not be required to remember the information if it did not
trust the client.
As I work through my back log of e-mail messages, I will give some
possible implemention details as answers to other posts.
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