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Re: file-truename, convert-standard-filename

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: file-truename, convert-standard-filename
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2010 15:14:07 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.91 (gnu/linux)

>> You never apply convert-standard-filename to the name of an existing
>> file, since by definition this file name already fits the current OS
>> (otherwise it would not exist).
> No, that must be a misunderstanding.

Indeed, you misunderstand.

> The file name used internally in Emacs is not the file name used by
> the OS.  convert-standard-file-name translates from Emacs file name
> syntax to OS dito.

No, convert-stndard-filename is used for standard filenames like
"~/.emacs" to make them usable (so it may turn it into "~/.e#acs" on
those OSes where `m' is not allowed).


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