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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Speeding up FAT operations
On Thu, 24 Sep 1998, H. Peter Anvin wrote:

> MS-DOS will, in fact, let you create a filename with spaces in them,
> although I believe it will not let the space be the first character
> (and as the last character it gets cropped.)

This is correct. And in fact, you _can_ get command.com to create files
with spaces in them! Anybody who has been rescued from the MS-DOS world
would probably know the oldest file-hiding trick in the book - using the
alt+numpad keys to type in the ASCII code of one of the 3-4 "space"
characters into the directory name, then attribing the directory hidden.
No need to pull out Norton Disk Doctor ;)

GUI file managers spoiled the fun though.

--
Matt

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