Adding FGL to the hierarchical libraries

Wolfgang Jeltsch wolfgang at
Thu Jan 15 20:40:45 EST 2004

Am Donnerstag, 15. Januar 2004 19:15 schrieb Carl Witty:
> [...]

> In case people haven't figured it out by the file names, these are the
> Windows equivalent of Unix character special files.  "nul:" is very similar
> to the Unix "/dev/null"; except that instead of being stuffed away in /dev,
> Windows pretends there's a copy in every directory

I suppose, these device names where introduced in DOS 1.0 where there was no 
hierarchical file system.  In DOS 2.0 and later Microsoft OSes, these device 
names had to be allowed from every directory to ensure compatibility.

If you don't like this, you can use Linux. ;-)

> [...]

> Carl Witty


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