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Re: ntfs naming conventions

From: Jan Hendrik <list.jan.hendrik_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 15:17:27 +0200

Concerning Re: ntfs naming conventions
Talden wrote on 17 Sep 2009, 12:41, at least in part:

> >  From MSDN ->File Names, Paths, and Namespaces page
> > (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa365247(VS.85).aspx):
> >
> > "...Do not end a file or directory name with a trailing space or a
> > period. Although the underlying file system may support such names,
> > the operating system does not. However, it is acceptable to start a
> > name with a period."
> re: start with a period... except in explorer (XP at least) which, if
> you try to name a new folder '.svn', tells you 'You must type a file
> name.'

You're right, in W2K, too. Yet not if you use a filemanager; Total
Commander has no problem creating a new folder '.xxx'.


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