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Re: Trailing Periods on File Names
- To: Randall R Schulz <rschulz at teknowledge dot com>, cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Subject: Re: Trailing Periods on File Names
- From: "Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc)" <lhall at rfk dot com>
- Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2001 14:50:07 -0400
At 02:38 PM 4/5/2001, Randall R Schulz wrote:
>I just discovered some odd behavior.
>% mkdir dir
>% cd dir
>% ls -l
>% echo "I like Cygwin" >|File
>% ls -l
>-rw-r--r-- 1 randall None 15 Apr 5 11:31 File
>% ls -l File.
>-rw-r--r-- 1 randall None 15 Apr 5 11:31 File.
>Curious, no? Perhaps this is a side-effect of the potential aliasing of suffix-less names and the same name with a ".exe" suffix?
No, this is Windows madness. It ignores periods at the end of file names.
Larry Hall firstname.lastname@example.org
RFK Partners, Inc. http://www.rfk.com
118 Washington Street (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
Holliston, MA 01746 (508) 893-9889 - FAX
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