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Re: Split INSTALL -> INSTALL.Unix and INSTALL.Windows ?

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2005-11-28 23:36:34 CET

Daniel Rall wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Nov 2005, Branko Čibej wrote:
>
>
>> Daniel Rall wrote:
>>
>>> On Mon, 28 Nov 2005, Jani Averbach wrote:
>>>
> ...
>
>>>> Please no, keep it as eg. INSTALL.windows.txt, then it will be just next
>>>> to INSTALL on file listings.
>>>>
>>> The ".txt" file extension is a good call, but we should probably put
>>> only one dot in the windows file name (e.g. "INSTALL-windows.txt").
>>>
>>>
>> What for?
>>
>
> I was thinking it would look slightly less nasty in the old
> pre-Windows 2k DOS shells, but the file name length is still going to
> result in the continuation text "~1" being added to the file name...
>
Those old DOS shells will use whatever follows the /last/ dot as the
file extension. So, INSTALL.Windows.txt will show up as, e.g.,
INSTAL~13.txt, which is fine.

Not that I'd worry too much about those shells. We don't worry about the
original Unix FS 14-character file name limit, do we? :)

-- Brane

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