MS-DOS, HFS, and other file separators
drb at msu.edu
Sun Mar 6 23:19:30 CST 2005
> So, what else have we got out there for file/directory path
> separators? We've got DEC's "DEVICE:[DIR.SUB]FILE.TXT;1" and
> uhm... actually, I can't think of the conventions for any others
> at the moment. Can anybody think of any interesting ones? I can't
> remember what DomainOS did, but I remember it striking me when I
> learned of it. Mainframes? RTOSes?
Primos used <mfd>dir>subdir>filename. I think the syntax came
from Multics? Prime certainly borrowed a number of other ideas from
I seem to recall AOS-VS using colons.
Didn't ITS use a semicolon to delimit "directories"?
Oh, I know! CP/M used "USER nn<cr>". :-)
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