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An 8.3 filename (also called a short filename or SFN) is a filename convention used by old versions of DOS and versions of Microsoft Windows prior to Windows 95 and Windows NT 3.5. [1]

59 relations: Algorithm, Archive bit, ASCII, Atari DOS, Basename, Case sensitivity, Cd (command), Classic Mac OS, Cmd.exe, Code page, Compact disc, CP/M, Data General, Delete character, Design of the FAT file system, Digital Equipment Corporation, Directory (computing), DOS, Extended ASCII, File Allocation Table, File system, Filename, Filename extension, Filename mangling, Floppy disk, Full stop, Hexadecimal, Hyphen, Internationalization and localization, ISO 9660, Legacy system, Letter case, Long filename, Microsoft Developer Network, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Windows library files, Millisecond, Minicomputer, NTFS, Numerical digit, Operating system, OS/2, Path (computing), Pattern matching, PowerShell, Second, Tilde, TRS-80, Undeletion, Underscore, ..., Unicode, United States v. Microsoft Corp., Wildcard character, Windows 2000, Windows 3.1x, Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows NT 3.5, Windows Vista. Expand index (9 more) »


In mathematics and computer science, an algorithm is an unambiguous specification of how to solve a class of problems.

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Archive bit

The archive bit is a file attribute used by Microsoft operating systems, OS/2, and AmigaOS.

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ASCII, abbreviated from American Standard Code for Information Interchange, is a character encoding standard for electronic communication.

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Atari DOS

Atari DOS is the disk operating system used with the Atari 8-bit family of computers.

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basename is a standard UNIX computer program.

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Case sensitivity

In computers, upper case and lower case text may be treated as distinct (case sensitivity) or equivalent (case insensitivity).

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Cd (command)

The cd command, also known as chdir (change directory), is a command-line OS shell command used to change the current working directory in operating systems such as Unix, DOS, OS/2, AmigaOS (where if a bare path is given, cd is implied), Windows, and Linux.

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Classic Mac OS

Classic Mac OS is a colloquial term used to describe a series of operating systems developed for the Macintosh family of personal computers by Apple Inc. from 1984 until 2001.

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Command Prompt, also known as cmd.exe or cmd (after its executable file name), is the command-line interpreter on Windows NT, Windows CE, OS/2 and eComStation operating systems.

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Code page

In computing, a code page is a table of values that describes the character set used for encoding a particular set of characters, usually combined with a number of control characters.

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Compact disc

Compact disc (CD) is a digital optical disc data storage format that was co-developed by Philips and Sony and released in 1982.

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CP/M, originally standing for Control Program/Monitor and later Control Program for Microcomputers, is a mass-market operating system created for Intel 8080/85-based microcomputers by Gary Kildall of Digital Research, Inc.

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Data General

Data General was one of the first minicomputer firms from the late 1960s.

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Delete character

In computing, the delete character (sometimes also called rubout) is the last character in the ASCII repertoire, with the code 127 (decimal).

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Design of the FAT file system

A FAT file system is a specific type of computer file system architecture and a family of industry-standard file systems utilizing it.

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Digital Equipment Corporation

Digital Equipment Corporation, also known as DEC and using the trademark Digital, was a major American company in the computer industry from the 1950s to the 1990s.

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Directory (computing)

In computing, a directory is a file system cataloging structure which contains references to other computer files, and possibly other directories.

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DOS is a family of disk operating systems.

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Extended ASCII

Extended ASCII (EASCII or high ASCII) character encodings are eight-bit or larger encodings that include the standard seven-bit ASCII characters, plus additional characters.

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File Allocation Table

File Allocation Table (FAT) is a computer file system architecture and a family of industry-standard file systems utilizing it.

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File system

In computing, a file system or filesystem controls how data is stored and retrieved.

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A filename (also written as two words, file name) is a name used to uniquely identify a computer file stored in a file system.

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Filename extension

A filename extension is an identifier specified as a suffix to the name of a computer file.

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Filename mangling

The process of filename mangling, in computing, involves a translation of the file name for compatibility at the operating system level.

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Floppy disk

A floppy disk, also called a floppy, diskette, or just disk, is a type of disk storage composed of a disk of thin and flexible magnetic storage medium, sealed in a rectangular plastic enclosure lined with fabric that removes dust particles.

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Full stop

The full point or full stop (British and broader Commonwealth English) or period (North American English) is a punctuation mark.

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In mathematics and computing, hexadecimal (also base, or hex) is a positional numeral system with a radix, or base, of 16.

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The hyphen (‐) is a punctuation mark used to join words and to separate syllables of a single word.

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Internationalization and localization

In computing, internationalization and localization are means of adapting computer software to different languages, regional differences and technical requirements of a target locale.

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ISO 9660

ISO 9660 is a file system for optical disc media.

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Legacy system

In computing, a legacy system is an old method, technology, computer system, or application program, "of, relating to, or being a previous or outdated computer system." Often a pejorative term, referencing a system as "legacy" means that it paved the way for the standards that would follow it.

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Letter case

Letter case (or just case) is the distinction between the letters that are in larger upper case (also uppercase, capital letters, capitals, caps, large letters, or more formally majuscule) and smaller lower case (also lowercase, small letters, or more formally minuscule) in the written representation of certain languages.

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Long filename

Long filename (LFN) support is Microsoft's backward compatible extension of the 8.3 filename (short filename) naming scheme used in DOS.

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Microsoft Developer Network

Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) is the portion of Microsoft responsible for managing the firm's relationship with developers and testers, such as hardware developers interested in the operating system (OS), and software developers developing on the various OS platforms or using the API or scripting languages of Microsoft's applications.

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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows is a group of several graphical operating system families, all of which are developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft.

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Microsoft Windows library files

The Microsoft Windows operating system supports a form of shared libraries known as "dynamic-link libraries", which are code libraries that can be used by multiple processes while only one copy is loaded into memory.

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A millisecond (from milli- and second; symbol: ms) is a thousandth (0.001 or 10−3 or 1/1000) of a second.

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A minicomputer, or colloquially mini, is a class of smaller computers that was developed in the mid-1960s and sold for much less than mainframe and mid-size computers from IBM and its direct competitors.

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NTFS (New Technology File System) is a proprietary file system developed by Microsoft.

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Numerical digit

A numerical digit is a single symbol (such as "2" or "5") used alone, or in combinations (such as "25"), to represent numbers (such as the number 25) according to some positional numeral systems.

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Operating system

An operating system (OS) is system software that manages computer hardware and software resources and provides common services for computer programs.

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OS/2 is a series of computer operating systems, initially created by Microsoft and IBM under the leadership of IBM software designer Ed Iacobucci.

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Path (computing)

A path, the general form of the name of a file or directory, specifies a unique location in a file system.

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Pattern matching

In computer science, pattern matching is the act of checking a given sequence of tokens for the presence of the constituents of some pattern.

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PowerShell is a task automation and configuration management framework from Microsoft, consisting of a command-line shell and associated scripting language.

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The second is the SI base unit of time, commonly understood and historically defined as 1/86,400 of a day – this factor derived from the division of the day first into 24 hours, then to 60 minutes and finally to 60 seconds each.

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The tilde (in the American Heritage dictionary or; ˜ or ~) is a grapheme with several uses.

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The TRS-80 Micro Computer System (TRS-80, later renamed the Model I to distinguish it from successors) is a desktop microcomputer launched in 1977 and sold by Tandy Corporation through their Radio Shack stores.

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Undeletion is a feature for restoring computer files which have been removed from a file system by file deletion.

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The symbol underscore (_), also called underline, low line or low dash, is a character that originally appeared on the typewriter and was primarily used to underline words.

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Unicode is a computing industry standard for the consistent encoding, representation, and handling of text expressed in most of the world's writing systems.

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United States v. Microsoft Corp.

United States v. Microsoft Corporation, 253 F.3d 34 (D.C. Cir. 2001), is a U.S. antitrust law case, ultimately settled by the Department of Justice (DOJ), in which Microsoft Corporation was accused of holding a monopoly and engaging in anti-competitive practices contrary to sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Antitrust Act.

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Wildcard character

In software, a wildcard character is a kind of placeholder represented by a single character, such as an asterisk, which can be interpreted as a number of literal characters or an empty string.

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Windows 2000

Windows 2000 (codenamed NT 5.0) is an operating system for use on both client and server computers.

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Windows 3.1x

Windows 3.1x (codenamed Janus) is a series of 16-bit operating environments produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers.

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Windows 95

Windows 95 (codenamed Chicago) is a consumer-oriented operating system developed by Microsoft.

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Windows NT

Windows NT is a family of operating systems produced by Microsoft, the first version of which was released in July 1993.

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Windows NT 3.5

Windows NT 3.5 is an operating system developed by Microsoft, released on September 21, 1994.

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Windows Vista

Windows Vista (codenamed Longhorn) is an operating system by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, tablet PCs and media center PCs.

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