unicode filenames

David Eppstein eppstein at ics.uci.edu
Mon Feb 17 07:28:05 CET 2003

In article <3E5006CB.FB5A1D06 at alcyone.com>,
 Erik Max Francis <max at alcyone.com> wrote:

> Piet van Oostrum wrote:
> > On Mac OS X, it is a bit more complicated. First cat will indeed 
> > show the unicode (utf-8) contents of a file, but ls won't display 
> > filenames with non-ASCII characters right. At least not in 10.1.5. 
> > Maybe 10.2 does it better. Like if my filename is "â,¬200", ls will 
> > display "???200".
> This is ls-specific behavior, and has nothing to do with what the
> filename actually is.

Specifically, ls will do this by default when output is to a terminal.  
Probably on OS X this behavior should be removed.  Anyway, I have in my 
.cshrc the line

alias ls 'ls -v'

which prevents the question mark replacement from happening.

David Eppstein       UC Irvine Dept. of Information & Computer Science
eppstein at ics.uci.edu http://www.ics.uci.edu/~eppstein/

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