job definition charset? (was: Session scripts.)

Scott James Remnant scott at
Tue Oct 6 13:04:08 BST 2009

On Tue, 2009-10-06 at 03:38 +0200, Jan Claeys wrote:

> Op maandag 05-10-2009 om 17:04 uur [tijdzone +0100], schreef Scott James
> Remnant:
> >        Processes managed by init are known as jobs and are defined by
> >        files in the /etc/init directory.  See init(5) for more details.
> > 
> > So then read that manual page, "man 5 init".  You'll find several
> > hundred lines of description of the format of those files. 
> One thing not defined in init(5) is the job description file's character
> set and/or encoding.
> I suppose it's ASCII, but e.g. if it's UTF-8 (would be nice for
> descriptions, authors, etc.) you probably want to explain more
> accurately what "whitespace" means (UTF-8 has more than 1 "space"
> character, so you probably want to restrict it to the ASCII subset
> "space").
I don't think it really has one ;-)

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