* Timur Kristóf:
> > A path is always a Unicode string, while a DB name can be an
> > binary blob.
> On many POSIX platforms, a path is a blob which does not contain
> '\000'. These systems do not enforce Unicode encoding at all.
My mistake. I was unaware.
On those platforms, how do you type a path name into a terminal?
There are some files which are not directly nameable. Many programs
support special sequences such as “Ctrl+V 3 7 7” to enter arbitrary
bytes, but that's not universal. Depending on the actual
implementation of the terminal, cut-and-paste of funny file names can
Older programs have trouble accessing such files even if the user
chooses them in a file selection dialog, but current version are
supposed to have been fixed (including OpenJDK, which took a
ridiculously long time). Beyond that, it's not much different from
dealing with file names in an unfamiliar script.