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hpr3530 :: Filenames and ASCII

We continue our look at the old warhorse, DOS. This time it is DOS filenames and ASCII

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Tags: DOS, early PC computing, filenames, ASCII.
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Part of the series: DOS

DOS is a general acronym for "Disk Operating System", though it came to refer to the operating system used in the IBM PC, particularly Microsoft's MS-DOS.

In a purely text-based operating system you need to pay special attention to naming files. You won't have any helpful icons or thumbnails to help you locate things. So we dig into the file naming conventions in DOS, including forbidden characters. And since the possible characters all come from the ASCII character set, we do a small look at that as well.


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