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Old 03. Jan 2014, 12:57 AM   #181 (permalink)
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"Found that nobody can create a FOLDER anywhere on the Computer which can be named as “CON”. This is something funny and inexplicable? At Microsoft the whole Team, couldn’t answer why this happened! TRY IT NOW, IT WILL NOT CREATE A “CON” FOLDER"

Curious, I thought it was a joke but yeah. Perhaps some throwback to DOS.

The Bush one in the article only works in some text editors not all. Works in Notepad2 but not Akel.
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Old 03. Jan 2014, 01:19 AM   #182 (permalink)
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My memories of DOS days are fading but as I recall "CON" was a reserved system name used for Console. Other reserved names are PRN, AUX, NUL, COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4, COM5, COM6, COM7, COM8, COM9, LPT1, LPT2, LPT3, LPT4, LPT5, LPT6, LPT7, LPT8, and LPT9. I once wrote an article Naming Windows Files - Restrictions and Limitations
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Old 03. Jan 2014, 11:18 PM   #183 (permalink)
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The Bush one in the article only works in some text editors not all. Works in Notepad2 but not Akel.
It doesn't work for me so what does it do when it does work?


Microsoft knows that MS-DOS Device Driver Names Cannot be Used as File Names but such helpful info is in the DOS support unless you get into Windows programming resources e.g. Windows Development Centre - Hardware - Named Devices

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The internal MS-DOS CON[sole] device driver is responsible for reading input from the keyboard and displaying character output on the screen. Whenever possible, MS-DOS operates through the ROM BIOS, and CON is no exception. CON uses the ROM BIOS Interrupt 16h service to access the keyboard.
Some people will remember loading ANSI.SYS to extend the CON capabilities.
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Old 03. Jan 2014, 11:45 PM   #184 (permalink)
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It doesn't work for me so what does it do when it does work?
On re-opening it's been turned into Chinese characters which then translate into a variety of nonsensical prose depending on what translation engine you use... very odd.

Edit - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bush_hid_the_facts

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Old 04. Jan 2014, 04:02 AM   #185 (permalink)
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Bet you can make a con folder like this: http://blogs.technet.com/b/mmpc/arch...-our-eyes.aspx
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On re-opening it's been turned into Chinese characters which then translate into a variety of nonsensical prose depending on what translation engine you use... very odd.

Edit - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bush_hid_the_facts
So it is not just Bush hid the facts.
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