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Valid file-name characters
- From: "David A. Cobb" <superbiskit at cox dot net>
- To: Cygwin Discussion <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Sat, 20 Jul 2002 13:11:49 -0400
- Subject: Valid file-name characters
- Organization: CoxNet User
Back in May (where I'm still trying to catch up) there was a discussion
starting at http://www.cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2002-05/msg01041.html
concerning a colon in a filename -- valid in *nix, not in Windows.
Also, we get repeated griping about the encoding of URI's in the local
Would you consider a patch that translated filenames containing special
characters: the Cygwin user would see "aux:" but Windows would see
"aux%??" (I don't recall the encoding of colon)?
David A. Cobb, Software Engineer, Public Access Advocate
"By God's Grace I am a Christian man, by my actions a great sinner." -- The Way of a Pilgrim; R. M. French, tr.
Life is too short to tolerate crappy software.
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