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Re: What was it layers were for again ?

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Gisle Aas
November 28, 2000 13:47
Re: What was it layers were for again ?
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Jarkko Hietaniemi <> writes:

> Hmmm.  I would expect UTF-8-ness (or UTF-16-ness, for that matter) or
> filenames to be a per-filesystem(-mount) property,

Or perhaps even a per directory property or something to be specified
by locales.  Different users on a Linux box might operate with
different file name policies on the same file system.  One user might
use UTF8 filenames, another latin1 and a third some other 8 bit

File names on Unix is really just binary data (with '\0' and '/'
having special meaning).  It is up the the applications to impose
character semantics on them if they want.


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