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Paul de Vrieze wrote:
> The worst part of it is that I believe that there are methods that will
> allow you to make a file with such an illegal name (the API is not
> consistent). Of course the file then becomes hard to use or delete ;-).
30 years ago I worked with a stream editor and paper tape. The editor
wouldn't read a line longer than 80 chars*, but it would happily output one.
I spent many happy hours with a unipunch blotting out characters until the
offending line was short enough. Paperless office? Yeah.
* I may have the wrong number here.
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