Andreas Grünbacher <agr...@gnu.org> writes:
> * Support for double-quoted filenames in the "diff --git" format: when a
> filename starts with a double quote, it is interpreted as a C string
> literal. The escape sequences \\, \", \a, \b, \f, \n, \r, \t, \v, and \ooo
> (a three-digit octal number between 0 and 255) are recognized.
Is this also available in non-git diffs? IIRC, this extension to
allow funny characters in pathnames was proposed by and discussed
with Paul Eggert (listed as one of GNU diffutils maintainers at
www.gnu.org/software/diffutils/) and git happened to adopt it
earlier than "GNU diff" itself did.
I found it a bit odd to see this listed as one of the items needed
to support "diff --git" oddity.
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