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Re^3: One true regexp for untainting windows filenames?

by ikegami (Pope)
on Jan 09, 2009 at 05:33 UTC ( #735084=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: One true regexp for untainting windows filenames?
in thread One true regexp for untainting windows filenames?

There is no a string that

qr{(\A (?: .* / (?: \.\.?\z )? )? [^/]* )}msx

won't match.

It's wrong for two reasons.

  • "foo" gets "untainted" as "".
  • "x/xx\0xx"" is believed to be a valid file name, but it isn't.

Valid unix paths and only valid unix paths match

qr{^([\0]+)\z}

(Although that doesn't mean there can ever be a file referenced by that path.)

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