cygwin Digest 4 Feb 2000 04:22:05 -0000 Issue 396
Fri Feb 4 08:14:00 GMT 2000
At 04:22 AM 2/4/2000 -0000, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>Subject: B20.1 NT long file question
>When I vi a file, it does not recognize the file if the file name is long.
>However, if I use it 8.3 DOS name for it, it finds it.
Many versions of vi allow you to specify multiple files for editing.
Unfortunately, this feature is generally incompatible with filenames that
include spaces; 'vi "My file.txt"' will attempt to open two files, "My" and
To verify whether this is the problem you're encountering, try a file named
not 8.3-compliant, but without spaces in the name.
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