Tom Lane wrote:
The file name shouldn't have a ':' in it. Accessing a path with multiple
':' in it to open a file for reading should just fail normally. So yes,
there should be no problem.
Magnus Hagander <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
On Mon, Sep 03, 2007 at 07:47:14AM +0100, Gregory Stark wrote:
Actually I think in Windows \ : and . are problems (not allowed more
than one dot in dos).
\ and : are problems.
Is : really a problem, given that the name in question will be appended
to a known directory's path?
No more than discovering the file names in any other directory without
using '.' or '..'? If it matters, check to ensure it is a regular file
before opening it?
. is not a problem. We don't support 16-bit windows anyway, and multiple
dots works fine on any system we support.
I'm not convinced that . is issue-free. On most if not all versions of Unix,
you are allowed to open a directory as a file and read the filenames it
contains. While I don't say it'd be easy to manage that through
tsearch, there's at least a potential for discovering the filenames
present in . and .. --- how much do we care about that?
Mark Mielke <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>