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Re: C:\_emacs not being read


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: C:\_emacs not being read
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2007 21:57:19 +0300

> From: Richard Stallman <address@hidden>
> CC: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden
> Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2007 09:18:52 -0400
> 
>     > .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?

I'm not sure whether FAT16 is still used, but I think .emacs is
supported as a file name even on FAT16.  The limitation that a file
cannot have a leading dot was lifted with the introduction of VFAT
(a.k.a. LFN) feature in Windows 95, and FAT16 supports VFAT.  Windows
95 is the oldest version of Windows supported by NTEmacs, so systems
that don't have VFAT cannot run NTEmacs anyway.  They need to run the
DOS port, which uses _emacs exclusively.




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