Is it possible to use the "/ " character in a file name?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Idris Alooma, Oct 13, 2003.

  1. Idris Alooma

    Idris Alooma Guest

    I would like to name some of my files with the "/" command. However
    Windows XP professional doesn't seem to want to allow me to do that.

    Is there any trick, or shortcut that will allow me to use that
    character, the forward slash, and other special characters in file

    Appreciate your attention to this matter.
    Idris Alooma, Oct 13, 2003
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    Petit Alexi Guest

    No, you cannot use / in filenames.

    Why does it have to be that character, would something else be suitable?

    How about dash? Or underscore? Or caret?
    Petit Alexi, Oct 13, 2003
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  3. Idris Alooma

    Brian H¹© Guest

    Petit Alexi said:
    Brian H¹©, Oct 13, 2003
  4. This character is not allowed in filenames.

    For more info, see:

    John Wunderlich, Oct 13, 2003
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    EricP Guest

    Not to my knowledge. These are reserved symbols and have been since
    the earliest days of DOS.

    It can be a pain at times.
    EricP, Oct 13, 2003
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    CJ Guest

    CJ, Oct 13, 2003
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    Mike0000 Guest

    If you did then it would think you're shifting directories.

    I like dashes because you dont have to use shift. Some people prefer
    Mike0000, Oct 14, 2003
  8. Howdy!

    Because that's the command delimiter for Microsoft OSes, and
    therefore not usable within filenames.
    Sure! Use something besides a Microsoft OS.

    Otherwise, no.
    Ralph Wade Phillips, Oct 14, 2003
  9. It was on Mon, 13 Oct 2003 15:36:05 +0000, just as I was halfway through a
    large jam doughnut, that Idris Alooma made this utterance:
    As RwP said, use another OS. ;-)
    I use a linux distro, & have no problems
    using '/' '?' etc, in filenames.
    William Poaster, Oct 14, 2003
  10. Idris Alooma

    Brian H¹© Guest

    William Poaster said:
    How long before anyone spots that this is Clyde and that I posted "YHBT" a
    *long* time ago?
    Brian H¹©, Oct 14, 2003
  11. I will have to make do with one of the other characters, or switch to
    Linux I guess.

    All the best. :)

    Dr. Carleton Bradley, Oct 16, 2003
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