[cvsnt] Regarding filenames in CVSNT

Ron Buchholz ronbuchholz at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 11 17:32:09 BST 2008

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--- Tony Hoyle <tony.hoyle at march-hare.com> wrote:

> Ron Buchholz wrote:
> > Q: Is there anything in *CVSNT* (now) that does not allow certain
> > non-alphanumeric (i.e., space, +, {, ~, etc.) characters for a filename? If
> > so, what are those disallowed characters?
> You have to obey the filename rules of both the client and server OSs 
> otherwise you hit options... so no : in the filename in win32, and be 
> careful of case sensitivity if you're using a Unix server.  CVSNT adds 
> no additional requirements.
> In addition on Windows you can't create files called the same name as 
> devices, so CON, LPT, etc. are disallowed (as are CON.TXT, LPT.TXT, etc. 
> - this is a holdover from DOS that's still present on Win32).
> Tony

Thanks for the definitive answer, Tony. 

(This all stems from a discussion with users asking to be able to use spaces in
filenames - it looks like the client side tools allow this, CVSNT allows it,
all of the scripts allow it, and all of the other tools allow it, so I think
I'm set. I knew about the ":" but I had no idea of the CON/LPT names - thanks.)

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