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Just recognizing the need to have a page that discusses the allowable file names on different file systems (as of today, this page has no useful content). Intend to also include the filename delimiters (":" and "\" on dos/Windows, "/" on Linux (Unix), and ?? on Mac, maybe others -- should also deal with UNC and translating to/from UNC from any of the others). Should I deal with things like VMS, etc. (do I remember any of that (no) -- does anyone still need it (probably)).

Hmm, should I also cover allowable file names for things like Joliet and the other varieties of CD recording? Yes, I think so.

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Notes

dos|Windows

At least two varieties -- 8.3 and the long filenames (only one convention? Does Unicode come into play?)

Linux

MacIntosh

(More than one variety, or does the new Mac basically follow the rules of Linux / Unix?)

UNC

Universal (file -- oops, no, I guess it's at least files and computers) Naming Convention

Joliet CDs

??? CDs

Resources

Recommended

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Skimmed or Visited Briefly

I have not read these thoroughly, and certainly not enough to list them as recommended, but I list them here as they may be useful, and for further evaluation in the future:

Recommended by Others

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  • RandyKramer - 30 Apr 2002
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