OT: Why does XP choke on the filename - "com1.gif"

Mark Wieder mwieder at ahsoftware.net
Wed Feb 9 10:18:48 CST 2005


Thomas-

Wednesday, February 9, 2005, 6:26:55 AM, you wrote:

TMI> I believe com1 - com23 are the reserved com port names. I just read
TMI> that somewhere?

There are other reserved words as well: LPT, PRN, NUL, I'm sure there
are others that I can't think of off the top of my head. It's a
holdover from DOS commandlines where you don't need the trailing colon
in order to reference a logical device:

COPY FILE.TXT COM1

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-Mark Wieder
 mwieder at ahsoftware.net



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