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Re: Bug report: Problem with filenames containing colons

From: Mike Crowe <mac_at_mcrowe.com>
Date: 2006-09-05 18:10:35 CEST

On Tuesday, September 05, 2006 11:38 AM +0200 Jarl Friis <jarl@softace.dk> wrote:
>> Error: Can't move
>> 'C:\temp\comp\.svn\tmp\props\Bilag_B3:document.pdf.svn-work' to
>> 'C:\temp\comp\.svn\props\Bilag_B3:document.pdf.svn-work': Syntaksen i
>> Error: filnavnet, mappen eller diskenhedsnavnet er forkert.
 
On Tue, Sep 05, 2006 at 04:27:00AM -0700, Kenneth Porter wrote:
> I thought the colon was a reserved character on Windows filesystems. Does
> the regular Windows MOVE command work with that source and destination
> filename?

On NTFS the colon is also used as a separator for specifying stream
names. Try:

 echo foo > a.txt:bar
 more < a.txt:bar

a.txt will look like an empty file.

See: http://tinyurl.com/8a58n

Mike.

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