Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Fri Nov 27 11:55:26 EST 2009
Jonathan Miller writes:
> xemacs 21.5 (beta 29) "garbanzo" on fedora 11 linux will let you create
> a file with an embedded newline in the name.
That's not a bug, that's a feature. A Unix filename is a sequence of
non-NUL bytes terminated by a NUL byte. You can do the same thing at
the command line, at least with zsh, but I imagine bash or dash or csh
would work too. Type "touch 'new^V^Jline'", then RET. Now do "echo
n*e". The inner quotes are needed, or the shell will interpret the
newline as either a word separator or the end of command.
> This causes trouble at various spots, probably most due to dired
> mode displays not being as expected.
That's a bug. Please report bugs against dired using M-x
dired-report-bug. You can use "C-h a <pkgname>.*bug" to identify
possible bug reporters against other packages. Failing that, use M-x
report-xemacs-bug, and also for bugs in the core distribution.
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