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Re: win32 paths with spaces

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: win32 paths with spaces
Date: 27 Nov 2003 16:16:37 +0200

> Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2003 07:22:40 -0500
> From: "Paul D. Smith" <address@hidden>
> 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.

AFAIK, the short alias is computed only once and stored in the file's
directory entry.  See my other mail about this.

As for multiple files that map to the same alias (except for the
~N numeric tail), if using a file name with embedded blanks is
something users should stay away of, using _multiple_ file names like
that is a crime for which they deserve to be punished ;-)

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