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Old 2005-02-08, 03:59 PM
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anyone know how to name a folder with a leading dot?

i know this is kind of way off topic, but i wonder if anyone here can answer this:

back when i installed the furthurnet app on my computer, it created a folder named ".furthur" (leading period, no quotes). i didn't like where it created it, so i made another one on my D drive with the same name. Now, when i recently tried to make another folder with a leading dot, my computer wouldn't let me do it. i'll type something like ".tourecooder" (again, no quotes) and i get an error message saying, "you must type a name."

i can't rmember if there was a trick to it back when i did it with the furthur folder but i don't think so....So, does anyone know how to name a folder with a leading dot?
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Old 2005-02-08, 05:54 PM
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Re: anyone know how to name a folder with a leading dot?

I typed ".aaaa" on my WinXP SP2 machine and had no problem creating the directory.
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Old 2005-02-08, 11:45 PM
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Re: anyone know how to name a folder with a leading dot?

My win2000 machine gave me the same error in windows explorer but I could do it from the command prompt no problem
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Old 2005-02-09, 06:46 AM
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Re: anyone know how to name a folder with a leading dot?

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I typed ".aaaa" on my WinXP SP2 machine and had no problem creating the directory.
OK, check that. I used PowerDesk Explorer to create the folder. Using "My Computer" or Windows Explorer, it failed.

Wacky windows bug. Try a 3rd party file manager.
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Old 2005-02-09, 06:57 AM
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Re: anyone know how to name a folder with a leading dot?

Or just use the command prompt like diggrd suggested The command for creating a directory is md (short for make directory I guess) so "md .something" does the job.

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Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\k>md .something

C:\Documents and Settings\k>dir
 Volume in drive C is C-WinXP
 Volume Serial Number is A48D-90D5

 Directory of C:\Documents and Settings\k

09.02.2005  14:56    <DIR>          .
09.02.2005  14:56    <DIR>          ..
09.02.2005  14:56    <DIR>          .something
08.02.2005  20:46    <DIR>          Desktop
04.01.2005  13:48    <DIR>          Favorites
24.01.2005  21:56    <DIR>          My Documents
22.12.2004  22:31    <DIR>          Start Menu
               0 File(s)              0 bytes
               7 Dir(s)   2 159 190 016 bytes free

C:\Documents and Settings\k>
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Old 2005-02-09, 04:45 PM
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Re: anyone know how to name a folder with a leading dot?

D'oh! DOS, yeah, i should have thought of trying that.

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Old 2005-02-09, 05:08 PM
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Re: anyone know how to name a folder with a leading dot?

cmd.exe != DOS

Windows has stopped being a "part" of DOS several years ago.

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Re: anyone know how to name a folder with a leading dot?

I want to make a directory called "...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead" (without the quotes of course) but it seems that because I put spaces there it made a folder for each individual word. So I did it without the spaces and figured I could just edit it later, and the ... worked find before the spaces, but after I tried to add them, it said "you must type a file name". Is there anyway to get around this?
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Old 2005-02-09, 05:35 PM
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Re: anyone know how to name a folder with a leading dot?

Command prompt is your friend.

Code:
C:\Documents and Settings\k>md "...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead"

C:\Documents and Settings\k>dir
 Volume in drive C is C-WinXP
 Volume Serial Number is A48D-90D5

 Directory of C:\Documents and Settings\k

10.02.2005  01:34    <DIR>          .
10.02.2005  01:34    <DIR>          ..
10.02.2005  01:34    <DIR>          ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead

09.02.2005  14:56    <DIR>          .something
08.02.2005  20:46    <DIR>          Desktop
04.01.2005  13:48    <DIR>          Favorites
24.01.2005  21:56    <DIR>          My Documents
22.12.2004  22:31    <DIR>          Start Menu
               0 File(s)              0 bytes
               8 Dir(s)   1 326 686 208 bytes free

C:\Documents and Settings\k>
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Old 2005-02-09, 06:01 PM
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Re: anyone know how to name a folder with a leading dot?

Quote:
Originally Posted by kotti
Command prompt is your friend.

Code:
C:\Documents and Settings\k>md "...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead"

C:\Documents and Settings\k>dir
 Volume in drive C is C-WinXP
 Volume Serial Number is A48D-90D5

 Directory of C:\Documents and Settings\k

10.02.2005  01:34    <DIR>          .
10.02.2005  01:34    <DIR>          ..
10.02.2005  01:34    <DIR>          ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead

09.02.2005  14:56    <DIR>          .something
08.02.2005  20:46    <DIR>          Desktop
04.01.2005  13:48    <DIR>          Favorites
24.01.2005  21:56    <DIR>          My Documents
22.12.2004  22:31    <DIR>          Start Menu
               0 File(s)              0 bytes
               8 Dir(s)   1 326 686 208 bytes free

C:\Documents and Settings\k>

Sorry, I am not familiar with doing things via the command prompt so I did not know I needed quotes to make it all one. But thank you.
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