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Re: convert-standard-filename

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: convert-standard-filename
Date: Mon, 08 Aug 2011 07:31:13 -0400

> From: Lennart Borgman <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 8 Aug 2011 12:37:56 +0200
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden
> > It can't, so convert-standard-filename should replace the colon.
> > That's what convert-standard-filename does: takes a Posix file name
> > and produces a file name usable on non-Posix filesystems.
> And when does such a situation arise? (I.e. when does it happen that a
> Posix file name looking like a Windows file name needs to be converted
> to a Windows file name.)

E.g., when saving a local backup for a remote file name.  Or whenever
else Emacs wants to use a colon in a file name, since Posix
filesystems allow any character.

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