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Re: Tab key functionality

Posted By: Mathias Winkler <>
Date: Friday, 28 August 1998, at 8:04 p.m.

In Response To: Re: Tab key functionality (John Gruener)

> Currently, (on Rename only), if you press a "." (period),
> followed by an entry (XYZ) it changes the extension to .XYZ. On
> a "Copy/Move as" if you do the same thing the new file's
> name becomes ".XYZ". This is at best inconsistent, and
> at worst, illegal. I'm not sure whether it's supposed to be permissible
> to start long file names with a period. If you attempt to do this
> with Explorer (W95), it responds with an error stating "You
> must type a file name". But then, this might be a bug in Explorer.
> Can anyone help?

.filenames starting with a period *are* valid, even in Win95 !
AND they are of utmost importance on Unix systems, where they are
configuration files.
And for there are many chances to deal with Unix/Linux-files under Win95,
particularly webmasters that FTP with their Unix-servers - like me ;-)
- therefore ZTree has to continue being able to create/rename those .filenames
and canīt use the "." key for other purposes on file-renaming actions!!

Regards
Mathias

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