Jeff King <> writes:

> So technically, your modification to the beginning of the sentence is
> not correct.

I'd say the resulting sentence is somehow incorrect, but not more than
the previous one (both say "if ..." without really telling what the
condition was).

>> If an `LF`, backslash or double quote must be encoded
>                        ^
>                        missing comma as list delimiter

Google tells me that my version was UK-correct but not US-correct. As
french, I have no opinion on the subject, I take yours ;-).

How about this:

A path can use the C-style string quoting (this is accepted in all
cases and mandatory if the filename starts with double quote or
contains `LF`). In C-style quoting, `LF`, backslash, and double quote
characters must be escaped by preceding them with a backslash. Also,
the complete name should be surrounded with double quotes (e.g.
`"path/with\n, \\ and \" in it"`).

This should be technically correct, and "this is accepted in all cases"
should encourrage people to use it.

Matthieu Moy
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