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Re: win32 paths with spaces

From: Earnie Boyd
Subject: Re: win32 paths with spaces
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2003 08:00:52 -0500
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Paul D. Smith wrote:
%% Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

  ez> Paul, perhaps we should put this trick somewhere in the docs,
  ez> although it only works on Windows; GNU and Unix users are out of
  ez> ``luck''.

Yeah, and it only works somewhat for Windows: as soon as you add more
files to that directory there's every chance you'll have to redo some or
all of the names.  The 8.3 shorthand isn't permanently assigned to a
file, it's given on the fly depending on where the file is within the
directory structure and what other files have names that might conflict
with it.

Anyway, that's the way I remember it.

I thought it was stored in the filesystem data but created on the fly dependent on the number of like short file names already in use.

Anyway, the best answer to this issue is, DON'T USE SPACES IN PATH NAMES.

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