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Re: OT (ish): How to copy hidden files/directories

On Mon, Oct 11, 2004 at 02:58:16PM -0700, Rick Stevens wrote:
> Angela Kahealani wrote:
> >On Monday 2004-10-11 06:43, Don Buchholz wrote:
> >
> >>Well, in ~15 years of *nix, I've never had a problem with ".??*",
> >>so your post got me thinking a little harder about corner cases.  ;-)

> Unless you've been rootkitted, where the bad guys purposely try to
> obscure the hacked files.

Or good guys.
At one time I made a point of keeping a set of stuff
down in a dir called $HOME/...

Since I moved stuff  rcp/scp -r from a higher dir the recursion
did the right things.  I also moved things with a script 
that effectively cloned my environment and was a list of
all the dot files worth pulling along.

My historic regx for standard dot files has been ".[a-zA-Z0-9]*"
This does fall on it's face with a dir or file with 
this cruft...
      ! #$%^&*()_+=-';:"></?\|
in the name.

Today it common to see almost any durn thing in a file name as those
of us that glance at virus attachments this type of name is way too

    good.txt                                                                                                                                                         .exe

	T o m  M i t c h e l l 
	May your cup runneth over with goodness and mercy
	and may your buffers never overflow.

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