illegal characters in file names

David Laight david at
Tue Jul 3 18:32:25 CDT 2007

On Tue, Jul 03, 2007 at 11:04:10AM +0100, Chris Howe wrote:
> True. A friend of mine accidentally created a file called * in his home
> directory on the first day of university and was afraid to delete it for
> 3 years.

Actually, much more fun was the filename that contained the escape
sequence that caused a terminal to send back its identification sequence.

Running 'ls' caused keyboard input ....


David Laight: david at

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