Tuesday, December 23, 2008

How Microsoft missed this!

Nobody can create a folder anywhere named as “con” , “PRN” , “LPT1” , “LPT2” , “LPT3” , “COM1” ,”aux” , “COM2” or “NUL”

This is something pretty cool...and unbelievable... At Microsoft the whole Team, including Bill Gates, couldn't answer why this happened! It is a standard device name in DOS. You cannot use these too

In addition, the following file names are pre-assigned to certain devices.

CON:

Console (screen display for output and keyboard for input)

PRN:

Printer. This is usually LPT1.

LPT1:

The first parallel printer/port. The printer device may be used only as an output device.

LPT2:

The second parallel printer/port (for output only).

LPT3:

The third parallel printer/port (for output only).

COM1: or AUX:

The first asynchronous communications adapter port.

COM2

The second asynchronous communications adapter port.

NUL:

A nonexistent device to avoid the generation of output from programs.

Try it out yourself...

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