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Re: Posible to create filenames with colons?
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: jordi <vklengh at menta dot net>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2003 13:42:40 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: Posible to create filenames with colons?
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Fri, 20 Jun 2003, jordi wrote:
> As win FAT's doesn't allow any filename with that kind of characters
> (\,/,:,*,?,",<,>,|), would like to know if a sometimes used character
> like colon ":", can be mapped through cygwin as it just does with
> slashes. Could be possible? Thanks.
FYI, Cygwin does not map any characters under Windows - it simply uses the
underlying filesystem's API. Thus, whatever characters are allowed by the
filesystem, Cygwin supports.
There have been a few discussions of such a mapping on this list. You
might wish to search the archives for "special characters" or some such,
and review the relevant threads before continuing this discussion.
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