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Re: C:\_emacs not being read

From: Jason Rumney
Subject: Re: C:\_emacs not being read
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2007 23:37:39 +0100
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Richard Stallman wrote:
>     > .emacs is the standard name for Emacs's user init file. _emacs has
>     > traditionally been additionally supported by the Windows port, because
>     > the FAT16 file system was unable to represent the true name, but noone
>     > uses FAT16 file systems anymore, and such use is deprecated.
> What versions of Windows used FAT16?  And are we sure no one uses them now?
> In many poor countries, lots of people use very old versions of Windows.

Windows 95 supported FAT16 for upgrading from older 16 bit versions of
Windows, but it also supported FAT32 and came with a program you could
run to upgrade the filesystem in place. Support is probably still there,
since floppy disks often use FAT16, but it is rare to see a hard drive
formatted with it these days, even on old PCs since upgrading in place
is so easy.

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