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Re: Newbie advice needed - setting up under Windows XP

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2004-03-08 17:01:23 CET

Mark wrote:

> Seriously, "X:\Documents and Settings" is a real folder, just like "/home"
> on *nix. Inside is a folder for each user. It's EXACTLY analagous to /home
> on *nix. All your user-specific files should go inside. Anything you'd put
> in ~ on *nix should go in "C:\Documents and Settings\username" on XP.

Except that "X:\Documents and Settings" contains a space in it's name (actually
2), which is a considerable flaw, since it requires all access to that folder to
be carefully quoted. And no, even M$oft's code doesn't always do it right
(which is why you'll occasionally see the 8.3 compatibility name for it showing up).

Just say no to spaces in filenames, directories, and usernames too!

John

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John Peacock
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Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group
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301-459-3366 x.5010
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