On 02/08/18 00:34, Bernhard Voelker wrote:
On 02/07/2018 10:12 AM, Harald Dunkel wrote:
I wonder who is supposed to benefit from this change? For a
human eye these constructs are simply unrecognizable, unless
you look*very* closely.
This is nice IMO.
Your example was quite extreme, and therefore it's clear that
the listing would be hard to read in any style of ls output;
but: the new one can at least be used for copy/paste ... without
any ambiguity. Before, there was a certain chance to affect
If I got this correctly, then the folks to benefit from this change
are GUI users, using copy-and-paste. Is this an argument to affect
the command line users?
BTW, apparently the shell quoting-style in coreutils 8.26 (Stretch)
misses to properly quote iso8859 chars, e.g. German Umlaute. Sample:
% ls --quoting-style=shell -al /tmp/Qual*
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 Feb 13 08:27 '/tmp/Qualit?tssicherung final'
Using copy-and-paste, how would you proceed in this case?
I don't want to argue against the usefulness of --quoting-style in
certain cases, but I don't see a reason to change the default yet.
Keep it simple.