Portable file names
dsc at swcp.com
Tue Oct 15 12:58:00 EDT 2002
On Monday, October 14, 2002, at 11:14 AM, Ken Ray wrote:
> On Mac you can't use the colon (:).
> On Windows you can't use any of these: \ /:*?"<> |
> Macs (pre OS X) have maximum of 31 characters in the name of a file or
> folder, Windows is 255 (I think Mac OS X is 255 as well).
What? No Regex? ;-)
Anybody know about Linux? CDs? zip? stuffed files? tar.gz files? Files
in installers? floppy files?
What about case?
> Spaces shouldn't be a problem, IMHO.
Sometimes I can refer to files with spaces in command lines by quoting them.
I can't remember any OS or programs that wouldn't let me do this, but I'
m sure I ran across that. Anybody know of important OS's or command-line
apps that can't handle files with spaces?
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