Your Ad Here Your Ad Here
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Why R These Not Allowed

  1. #1
    I have always wanted 2 know why these Characters not r allowed


  2. Software & Hardware   -   #2
    Poster
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    England
    Posts
    1,491
    because microsfts gay....

  3. Software & Hardware   -   #3
    Virtualbody1234's Avatar Forum Star BT Rep: +2
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    11,497
    Because some are wildcards. *???a.*

    http://www.dartmouth.edu/~rc/classes/unix2/slide08.html

  4. Software & Hardware   -   #4
    uNz[i]'s Avatar Out of order
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    2,259
    To my understanding, (which is by no means definitive) it's because some characters are used by the system to indicate things like drive letters and/or filepaths. EG: C:\Windows\Temp
    Virtualbody has already done wildcards better than I can explain it.
    And some are part of other coding languages, like <html>

    It&#39;s just to stop filenames causing conflicts with system commands.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •