[clug] Windows filesystem weirdness "com1"

Michael Still mikal at stillhq.com
Tue Jun 24 14:54:32 EST 2003

On Tue, 24 Jun 2003 Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au wrote:

> A little more experimentation shows that any file matching "com[1-9].* will not
> copy across, and I cannot create them on local disks. Ditto things like "lpt1.txt".
> Anyone got any ideas on this seemingly arbitrary filename limitation? It looks like
> anything that could be a device name won't work. Especially annoying as I don't
> want to break the apps I am archiving (or roll them into a tar file). :-P

I seem to recall that Windows has device filenames, they're just hidden. I
think you found them :)



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