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Re: ntfs naming conventions

From: Jan Hendrik <list.jan.hendrik_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 16:23:42 +0200

Concerning Re: ntfs naming conventions
Dave Levitt wrote on 16 Sep 2009, 9:58, at least in part:

> The Win32 'CreateFile' API will cope with file and directory names
> [embedded, leading and trailing spaces] without issue. A handle to the
> file will be returned to the calling process.
> The Console Command Processor [e,g, cmd.exe] will only process a
> subset of the available file names, trimming strings as part of the
> parsing process. So, a program can create a file entry that cannot
> easily be manipulated from the standard Windoze command prompt.
> If you install an alternate command prompt [e.g. a Cygwin bash shell]
> the shell's regular expression features should allow oddly named files
> to be manipulated.

Interesting. I just had tried to rename an existing file in Total
Commander (file manager), with the results given. Saving a
message from Pegasus Mail results in the same behaviour.


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