Re: VFAT: Can't create file named 'aux.h'?

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Tue Mar 21 2006 - 14:12:43 EST

Jan Engelhardt wrote:
You're confusing characters which aren't legal *VFAT* names which those
aren't legal *FAT* (8.3) names.

Could you please name an illegal FAT name being legal VFAT name?

"Green Furry Submarine"

Ah well. But aux.h is also forbidden under VFAT, is not it? Or no, because it's "just" an 8.3 name?

It probably depends on how picky you want to be. As far as I know, even NT will recognize a character device name without leaving \DEV\, even though \DEV\ has been the "official" device prefix since DOS 2.0.

Probably it would be worth trying to create "aux.h" under XP and see what happens. Unfortunately I don't have a 'doze system handy at the moment.


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