Nice MS bug

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Tue Jul 18 15:19:55 PDT 2000

> Do you mean \con\con, or literally /con/con?

i tried /con/con haven't tried \con\con
> Does \con need to be a top-level directory?

Apparently not. Somebody's pc crashed when he tried to access (i think it was even
called /con/con/con.jpg)
> Does the file need to be present?

> Does it work on Win98?

Probably yes.
> The only thing I get, is that when I try to create the directory c:\con, it
> says "Cannot create or replace file: The filename you specified is invalid
> or too long. Specify a different filename." I don't have any other file/dir
> named "con". Anyway, that alone is a good reason to leave MS alone. "I
> wanted to create a \con dir to hold stuff related to con, and I can't! I
> guess I'll have to do it in Linux."

Go Linux! ;)

Gerard Beekmans

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