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Re: Problem with non-valid file names on w32

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: Problem with non-valid file names on w32
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2006 16:55:32 +0100
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Juanma Barranquero wrote:
On 11/30/06, Lennart Borgman <address@hidden> wrote:

When you try to save the file Emacs will be noted about the problem and
tell the user. So maybe it is not that catastrophic, but it is not
pretty IMO.

If you have shared resources, the rules governing file name validity
could be different in some mounted volumes. How do you plan to say
that to Emacs?

Good point. I know little about possible mount points in w32. Can another volume be mounted say under c:/some/path/a/bit/down?

It gets a bit worse if you have file names like
"c:/some/path/d:hidden.txt". In this case Emacs will not complain when
saving the file. Instead a hidden stream is created.
Why do you call it "awkward"? It's a feature, and that's its syntax.
CMD does not do a very good job of handling streams, but for example
in 4NT you can do:

Yes, you are right. But it is a surprising feature.

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