Linux to Windows
brent at fratcourses.com
Wed Aug 24 15:53:16 GMT 2005
Did some testing on XP Pro here with WordPad. I was able to successfully
create and save the following files:
However, I was *not* able to save the following file due to an invalid
So, it appears that the colon is the problem here.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Jablonski" <jjablonski at deluxestitcher.com>
To: "Tim Conway" <conway at us.ibm.com>
Cc: "Brent Blayney" <brent at fratcourses.com>; <rsync at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2005 11:08 AM
Subject: Re: Linux to Windows
> Oddly (?) enough, you can make a ".FILE" using a dos prompt (cmd), but not
> using the win GUI. RMB->Create new->Text file on your desktop (or anywhere
> using windows explorer) and try and create a file named ".dotfile". You
> can't do it (in XP-pro anyways).
> Tim Conway wrote:
>> In case cygwin was doing some filename mapping, I tried it in cmd:
>> C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\t>edit .dotfile
>> C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\t>del .dotfile
>> C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\t>echo dot >.dotfile
>> 08/24/2005 08:55 AM <DIR> .
>> 08/24/2005 08:55 AM <DIR> ..
>> 08/24/2005 08:55 AM 6 .dotfile
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