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Re: On Edit GNU Emacs 22.2.1 Eats My Blank Characters At The End Of Line


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: On Edit GNU Emacs 22.2.1 Eats My Blank Characters At The End Of Lines
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2008 23:06:39 +0300

> From: ChristopherL <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2008 12:16:27 -0700 (PDT)
> 
> On Sep 11, 11:48 am, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
> > When did you last try a file name that begins with a dot?  This
> > limitation was on DOS; on Windows, it's long gone.  Try it.
> 
> I just tried it. I can not create a folder or a text file with a
> leading dot character.

You tried with Windows Explorer, no doubt, since this is about the
only program left that has this limitation.  Try this in Emacs, and
you will see it will work.  Even from a command prompt it will work:

  C:\> echo foo > .file-with-a-leading-dot





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