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Re: Don't concat directories to file names

From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: Re: Don't concat directories to file names
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2007 20:27:30 +0200

On 6/25/07, Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> wrote:

Not everything is a file.  But a directory is a file on all OSes I know that
includes VMS).

I must be misremembering VMS. Neither at the command prompt nor in the
programming API were directories treated as files IIRC.

Also, in MS-DOS, there was some trickery to simulate that directories
were files, but you couldn't, for example, get the size of one, or
directly write onto it as a file. At least that's what I remember of
some distant past.


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