[TUHS] CB-UNIX dsw(1l) Page from PDP-7?

Random832 random832 at fastmail.com
Tue Jun 6 04:34:43 AEST 2023

On Fri, Jun 2, 2023, at 19:04, segaloco via TUHS wrote:
> Finally, this page plainly spells out the history of the command in the 
> bugs section:
> "This command was written in 2 minutes to delete a particular file that 
> managed to get an 0200 bit in its name.  It should work by printing the 
> name of each file in a specified directory and requestion a 'y' or 'n' 
> answer.  Better, it should be an option of rm(1).  The name is 
> mnemonic, but likely to cause trouble in the future."

One thing this makes me wonder is why the solution chosen wasn't to make a command that could *rename* the offending directory entry [which, then, with problematic characters removed, could be examined before deleting normally].

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