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


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    because microsfts gay....

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    Virtualbody1234's Avatar Forum Star BT Rep: +2
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    Because some are wildcards. *???a.*

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

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    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.

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