Saving (unusual) linux filenames

MRAB python at mrabarnett.plus.com
Tue Aug 31 18:19:25 CEST 2010


On 31/08/2010 15:49, AmFreak at web.de wrote:
> Hi,
>
> i have a script that reads and writes linux paths in a file. I save the
> path (as unicode) with 2 other variables. I save them seperated by ","
> and the "packets" by newlines. So my file looks like this:
> path1, var1A, var1B
> path2, var2A, var2B
> path3, var3A, var3B
> ....
>
> this works for "normal" paths but as soon as i have a path that does
> include a "," it breaks. The problem now is that (afaik) linux allows
> every char (aside from "/" and null) to be used in filenames. The only
> solution i can think of is using null as a seperator, but there have to
> a cleaner version ?
>
You could use a tab character '\t' instead.



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