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Re: HTTP authentication vs. --username and --password

From: Marcus Comstedt <marcus_at_mc.pp.se>
Date: 2002-07-22 15:19:08 CEST

Peter Davis <peter@pdavis.cx> writes:

> On Monday 22 July 2002 05:10, Marcus Comstedt wrote:
> > > Yeah, I thought we were planning to change that to the empty string at
> > > some point. Mike, am I recalling correctly?
> >
> > Cool. The empty string is the identifier used for the current
> > directory in AmigaOS. I didn't expect it to pop up here. :-)
> Or "." would also be a useful alternative...

Nah, that wouldn't work on systems where you can create "." as a
regular file. (Such as, *drumroll* AmigaOS. Don't know about MacOS.)
It needs to be a name that can't be created. "" should work nicely.

  // Marcus

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