M$ to license FAT

Taavi Burns taavi-LbuTpDkqzNzXI80/IeQp7B2eb7JE58TQ at public.gmane.org
Tue Dec 9 17:15:00 UTC 2003

On Tue, Dec 09, 2003 at 12:01:12PM -0500, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> Last I tried most MS (DOS based at least) OSs didn't allow wildcards
> before other characters.
> abc*.txt is allowed
> *abc.txt is not.  Not sure, but it may even match *.txt actually on some
> versions of DOS.  That is pretty scary actually.

Yeah, that sounds familiar.  I do well remember reading a comment
about it that had a working example, though.  It really is kind of
braindead.  Or at least half-baked.

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