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Re: Strings manipulation without using variables

From: Francesco Pretto
Subject: Re: Strings manipulation without using variables
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2010 08:20:34 +0000 (UTC)
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Greg Wooledge <wooledg <at> eeg.ccf.org> writes:
> Just in case, it needs to be pointed out that using ls in this way is
> NOT a safe operation, since filenames may contain newlines (or other
> characters that ls may choose to represent with a ? instead of leaving
> intact, depending on the implementation).  Newlines will completely
> break any line-based approach, and characters that are munged into ?
> will break anything that relies on the output of ls for that filename.

'ls' wasn't my task (I was more interested in syntax dissertation) but
thanks for safeness and performance hints, they are always precious.


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