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An anonymous reader sent me this URL, which explains a constant, multiple-browser crashing problem. His analysis indicates that if you have a UFS disk and it's named "/," then you'll see this problem.

I'm not sure how many Mac users this might affect; I think the percentage using UFS is actually quite low, given that HFS+ is the native file format. But if you're having browser crashing issues, perhaps this is the cause...
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Browser crashes, 10.3, and the Flash plug-in
Authored by: avarame on Jun 30, '04 11:04:32PM

Okay, seriously folks... putting special characters in filenames is BEGGING for trouble from the Unix side of things. / and : are big no-nos in filenames. I'm sorry but naming a volume '/' is one of the stupidest things I have ever heard of someone deliberately doing. Sorry for the flame here but... honestly, you reap what you sow...



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Browser crashes, 10.3, and the Flash plug-in
Authored by: stetner on Jul 01, '04 07:26:14AM

I am sure there are many users out there who have no idea what UNIX or HFS is or why slash or colon are special.

In reality, the finder etc. should stop you from doing that (but not the terminal, if you know enough to get to that point you should be allowed to shoot yourself in the foot. 8-)



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