8.3 peculiarity if run w/i console

Franz GEIGER fgeiger at datec.at
Fri Dec 29 18:18:24 CET 2000


>    What is it that is saying the name is abbreviated? On Windows, all file

Well, actually that's me, I call it "abbreviated". I know there are those
two forms of file names, but I dont like the one containing "~1". How can I
get rid of that?

Thanks, Neil,
and best regards
Franz GEIGER


"Neil Hodgson" <neilh at scintilla.org> wrote in message
news:VjP26.36442$xW4.287502 at news-server.bigpond.net.au...
> Franz GEIGER:
>
> > If I run a script within the Python 2.0 console, the names of the files
> that
> > are made by that script are all "abbreviated", e.g.:
> > ALongFileName.txt becomes ALongF~1.TXT. If I run the script within
> > PythonWin, the names are o.k.
>
>    I get the same behaviour from console and PythonWin on W2K with:
> f = open("ALongFileName.txt", "w")
> f.close()
>
>    What is it that is saying the name is abbreviated? On Windows, all file
> names are stored in two forms - a long form and an abbreviated form. The
> abbreviated form is for use by old software which can't cope with the long
> names. If you do:
> dir /x
>    then you will see both forms.
>
>    Neil
>
>





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