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Re: In Win(/XP), command 'mail' creates empty mail buffer and error "Ope


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: In Win(/XP), command 'mail' creates empty mail buffer and error "Opening output file: invalid argument...".
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 14:27:32 +0200

> From: Reiner Steib <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 11:01:43 +0100
> Cc: address@hidden
> 
> On Thu, Mar 13 2008, Laurent Langlois wrote:
> 
> >   2- the following error message in the mini-buffer:
> >
> >        Opening output file: invalid argument, d:/Laurent/#*mail*#2268xvT#
> 
> Sounds like this problem:
> <http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.devel/90166/focus=90493>

No, I don't think so: the above was reported in Emacs running on a
Posix platform and accessing an NTFS volume.  Whereas this report is
for a Windows port of Emacs, which already avoids characters (such as
`*') that Windows filesystems disallow.

Personally, I'm clueless as to how this problem could ever happen in
the native Windows build of Emacs.




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