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Re: file-truename, convert-standard-filename

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: file-truename, convert-standard-filename
Date: Fri, 5 Feb 2010 19:33:57 +0100

On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 7:15 PM, Andreas Schwab <address@hidden> wrote:
> "Drew Adams" <address@hidden> writes:
>> It's not clear to me when to use `file-truename' and
>> `convert-standard-filename'.
> You never apply convert-standard-filename to the name of an existing
> file, since by definition this file name already fits the current OS
> (otherwise it would not exist).

No, that must be a misunderstanding. The file name used internally in
Emacs is not the file name used by the OS. convert-standard-file-name
translates from Emacs file name syntax to OS dito.

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