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    Add backslash to list of 'crud' characters in real name · d404bf02
    Linus Torvalds authored
    We remove crud characters at the beginning and end of real-names so that
    when we see email addresses like
    	From: "David S. Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>
    we drop the quotes around the name when we parse that and split it up into
    name and email.
    However, the list of crud characters was basically just a random list of
    common things that are found around names, and it didn't contain the
    backslash character that some insane scripts seem to use when quoting
    things. So now the kernel has a number of authors listed like
    	Author: \"Rafael J. Wysocki\ <rjw@sisk.pl>
    because the author name had started out as
    	From: \"Rafael J. Wysocki\" <rjw@sisk.pl>
    and the only "crud" character we noticed and removed was the final
    double-quote at the end.
    We should probably do better quote removal from names anyway, but this is
    the minimal obvious patch.
    Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarJunio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
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