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Re: win32 paths with spaces

From: Greg Chicares
Subject: Re: win32 paths with spaces
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2003 20:12:19 -0500

Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> The number of existing files which all map to the same alias (and
> therefore require a different "~N" numeric tail to disambiguate them)
> is only important when a new file is created.  That is when the
> Windows filesystem computes the short alias and stores it as part of
> the file's directory entry.

Therefore, if you create files with matching "long file names"
in a different order on two different machines, they can have
different "short file name" aliases.

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