Monday, October 24, 2005

Something interesting...

So, I receive this via e-mail today:

Somebody discovered that nobody can create a folder anywhere
named as con

This is something pretty cool...and unbelievable... At Microsoft the
whole Team, including Bill Gates, couldn't answer why this
happened!

Try it out yourself...

A friend then kindly provided the answer:

See the specification for filenames in XP.


http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us
/Default.asp?url=/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/prkc_f
il_rbrx.asp


CON, LPT*, AUX, PRN, etc. are reserved by the system for
input or output devices and hash to lookup tables which in turn point at
system interfaces.

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