mangle a character or forbid/prohibit it's use when creating files/folders

lejeczek peljasz at
Fri Nov 18 13:39:29 MST 2011

I've seen somewhere there used to be 'mangle map' or 
something alike,
in my case it's all about whitespaces that users stubbornly 
use not responding to our pleads,
it enforces an extra effort on related bash scripting side, 
scripts that traverse filesystem content for different reasons
best way would be to verbosely forbid a character usage at 
creation time or silently mangle it, ie. whitespace -> 

On 11/12/2011 12:33 AM, David Collier-Brown wrote:
> lejeczek wrote:
>> hi everybody
>> hope you don't find my email as another clutter on the list, have not
>> had much luck on the users list,
>> as in the subject, is it possible?
>> regards
>> Pawel
> IMHO, the characters usable mostly varies with the OS chosen:... What
> character is evil, why and what's the context?
> --dave c-b

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