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Re: Is com0 a reserved name ?
- From: "Johan Bezem" <jbezem at csksoftware dot com>
- To: "Rainford Alan" <Alan dot Rainford at GTECH dot COM>
- Cc: "'cygwin at cygwin dot com'" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2002 22:22:42 +0200
- Subject: Re: Is com0 a reserved name ?
- Organization: CSK Software AG
- References: <EC6A9BD19322D41180680008C789033E05D27978@rimail03>
Yes, just like 'com1' 'com2' up to (AFAIK) 'com9', and 'lpt1', 'lpt2',
'lpt2', 'prn' and all those old-fashioned DOS-device names (sigh). This was
the case in DOS version 3.x (maybe even before), and still is in all windows
versions (for compatibility reasons in the respective DOS-boxes), again
Years ago, this took me two days of debugging; they've been more than made
up for by being able to guide several younger colleagues since then, however
CSK Software AG
"Rainford, Alan" wrote:
> When I attempt to create a directory name com0 (no not for the device) I get
> "mkdir: `com0' exits but is not a directory. No matter where I attempt to
> make the directory I get this message. If I create the directory under the
> windows cmd shell and then do a ls the directory will appear as
> Alan Rainford
> Gtech Corp.
> Springfield, Il 62702
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