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Re: Tab key functionality - Special Characters

Posted By: John Gruener <>
Date: Friday, 4 September 1998, at 1:36 a.m.

In Response To: Re: Tab key functionality - Update (Walter Rassbach)


> Obviously, '?' is a valid character (as a wildcard) in a rename.
> I did a little playing with keys in rename, and here is what
> I found:
>
> 1) ZTree currently "accepts" the '\', ' ', '/', '|',
> ':', and '/' keys
>
> in a rename prompt, but they (of course) cause errors when
> used...
>
> Kim: It might be a good idea to filter and "ding"
> those characters
> rather than passing them on to the API and getting an error...

There are, as far as I know, nine characters that can't be used in a Win32 file name. They are:

* / \ " : ? | > <

All others are permitted.

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