Filename handling changes - please read

Peter Naulls peter at
Wed Dec 15 12:17:40 PST 2004

In message <ebf9d21d4d.ajw498 at>
          Alex Waugh <alex at> wrote:

> In message <cc00cb1d4d.peter at>
>           Peter Naulls <peter at> wrote:
> > The changes to unixify mean that a file:  ADFS::4.$.c.file  now becomes:
> > 
> > /ADFS::4.$/file.c
> > 
> > instead of
> > 
> > /ADFS::4/$/file.c
> > 
> > I think this probably makes a bit more sense.
> In what way does this make more sense? It looks to me like a special
> case that could cause confusion.

Perhaps, but this is the way it's always been in the programs using
rname.c.   However, the reason for this comment is that it causes
slightly less silliness with programs that chop up filenames to look at
different directories.  One example is the GTK file dialogue.

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