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SubjectRe: msdos fs bug? (comma in filename)
In article <>,
Andrew E. Mileski <> wrote:
>I agree (for what it's worth). I get this all time with many
>bad characters in the name - seems the vfat system accepts
>almost anything, yet Win95 barfs (can list it, but can't otherwise
>open or rename it).

I can't agree with this at all. I just went over to a Windows 95
machine and created a file called "Something,Something" with the
Windows 95 Explorer. It handles commas in the filename just fine.
I can't say if this is true for, but it is not a limitation
of vfat on Windows 95.

In article <>,
Bryn Paul Arnold Jones <> wrote:
>Don't you just love MS, vfat is a posix.1 complient fs (I think posix.1),
>but Win95 can't handle all the chars you can stuff in the file names. ie
>vfat is posix compliant, but Win95's filesystem code isn't.

Could you point me to a reference that claims vfat is supposed to
be posix compliant? I've never seen that claim in Microsoft documentation,
and I looked for it. On the contrary, I saw something that said the
lack of hard links makes it incompatible with posix.1. NTFS is posix
compliant, however.

Gordon Chaffee

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