superlifter design notes (OpenVMS perspective)

Ben Escoto bescoto at
Sun Jul 28 00:11:02 EST 2002

>>>>> "JS" == jw schultz <jw at>
>>>>> wrote the following on Sat, 27 Jul 2002 23:05:50 -0700

  JS> As a poor example let us suppose that a filename contained a
  JS> "/".  A UNIX system using translation might turn this into "_".
  JS> Escapement might turn it into "=2F" and "=" into "=3D".

rdiff-backup has this feature.  I'm not sure anyone uses it, and it
was a pain to add and to test adequately, especially when the
additional quoting characters push the length of the filename over the
limit.  If I had to do it over I probably would have skipped this
feature (or at least wait until lots of people bothered me about it).

Ben Escoto
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