Peter Jeremy wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 11, 2000 at 02:41:12AM +1000, Daniel C. Sobral wrote:
> >Mind you, shells don't have problems with any character at all in a
> >filename if they are properly written, but if you are expecting the
> >filenames generated by mktemp() to be handled by shell, they ought to
> >pass the
> >
> >IFS=':'; for file in $filelist
> >
> >test.
> Why?  Isn't it equally valid to state that they ought to pass
>         IFS='a'; for file in $filelist
> or setting IFS to any other random character?

Because : is a standard separator. See, for instance, PATH. (And see the
"mind you" part of my comment above :).

Daniel C. Sobral                        (8-DCS)

                Windows works, for sufficently small values of "works".

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