MS-DOS, HFS, and other file separators
jfoust at threedee.com
Fri Mar 4 17:58:42 CST 2005
At 01:45 PM 3/4/2005, Jules Richardson wrote:
>What about Commodore machines - did they support directories at all?
Which Commodore machines? I don't recall folders on Pet or C-64
drives, but on the Amiga, it inherited some weirdisms from Tripos,
like "/foldername" didn't mean the "foldername" off root, but
meant instead "up a folder, then down into foldername".
On Mar 4, 2005, at 2:54 PM, Jules Richardson wrote:
>Just found the following snippet in a 1990 document (someone's review of
>a GUI show which they'd attended). Just struck me as interesting in that
>I never knew there was an alternative to 8.3 filenames in the
>DOS/Windows world prior to Win95, nor have I ever heard of HP NewWave
I seem to remember an odd pre-Win DOS shell that did that, too.
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