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Re: Valid file-name characters
- From: Nicholas Wourms <nwourms at yahoo dot com>
- To: "David A. Cobb" <superbiskit at cox dot net>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2002 00:46:43 -0700 (PDT)
- Subject: Re: Valid file-name characters
--- egor duda <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Saturday, 20 July, 2002 David A. Cobb email@example.com wrote:
> DAC> Back in May (where I'm still trying to catch up) there was a
> DAC> starting at http://www.cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2002-05/msg01041.html
> DAC> concerning a colon in a filename -- valid in *nix, not in Windows.
> DAC> Also, we get repeated griping about the encoding of URI's in the
> DAC> package cache.
> DAC> Would you consider a patch that translated filenames containing
> DAC> characters: the Cygwin user would see "aux:" but Windows would see
> DAC> "aux%??" (I don't recall the encoding of colon)?
> The only problem here is what to do if cygwin user wants to create
> both aux: and aux%
Use the euro symbol (€)[Alt+0128] instead? It is highly unlikely that a
user will want to create aux€. Anyhow, I believe all versions of windows
(via windows update if necessary) have support for the €.
P.S. - This is not intended to start a war on the merits of the euro as a
currancy, rather it is to discuss the merits of an unused symbol.
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