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Re: Why are there no errors when opening a filename that contains colons on Win10

by soonix (Canon)
on Oct 10, 2019 at 05:35 UTC ( #11107278=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Why are there no errors when opening a filename that contains colons on Win10

Windows uses the colon not only for separating volume name from the rest of the path, but also to designate alternate data streams (an extension of extended attributes), which you thus accidentally created. They provide a tool for dealing with them
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Re^2: Why are there no errors when opening a filename that contains colons on Win10
by Lotus1 (Vicar) on Oct 11, 2019 at 20:10 UTC

    soonix, thanks! Your explanation and links helped me to finally understand. The Microsoft page provided a simple demonstration at the command prompt:

    > echo hello > test:stream > more < test:stream

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