From: D. Starner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Dec 11 2004 - 18:31:53 CST
"Lars Kristan" writes:
> > A system administrator (because he has access to all files).
> My my, you are assuming all files are in the same encoding. And what about
> all the references to the files in scripts? In configuration files? Soft
> links? If you want to break things, this is definitely the way to do it.
Was it ever really wise to use non-ASCII file names in scripts and configuration
files? It's not very hard to convert soft links at the same time. Nor, really
should it be too hard to figure out the encodings; /home/foo/.bashrc probably
tells you, as well as simple logic.
Even if you can't do a system-wide change, it's easy enough to change the
system files, and post a message about switching to UTF-8, and offering to
assist any users with the change.
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