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Strange REN problem - non-English characters

Discussion in 'Support' started by Steve Fabian, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. Steve Fabian

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    I was trying to rename PALLAS00.DOC to Bevezetés.doc (note the special,
    non-ASCII character in the target name). Instead, the command tried to
    rename the document to itself. 10.00.57 and 8.02.106 behaved identically.

    I finally succeeded by creating a hard link from the existing name to the
    desired name, and deleting the original name.

    WinXP SP3.
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    Steve
     
  2. dim

    dim Dimitry Andric

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    On 2009-03-06 17:22, Steve Fábián wrote:

    No such problems here (build 10.00.57):

    D:\Test>echo foo > PALLAS00.DOC

    D:\Test>dir *.doc
    2009-03-06 17:54 5 PALLAS00.DOC

    D:\Test>ren PALLAS00.DOC Bevezetés.doc
    D:\Test\PALLAS00.DOC -> D:\Test\Bevezetés.doc
    1 file renamed

    D:\Test>dir *.doc
    2009-03-06 17:54 5 Bevezetés.doc

    D:\Test>echo foo > PALLAS00.DOC

    D:\Test>dir *.doc
    2009-03-06 17:54 5 PALLAS00.DOC

    D:\Test>ren PALLAS00.DOC Bevezetés.doc
    D:\Test\PALLAS00.DOC -> D:\Test\Bevezetés.doc
    1 file renamed

    D:\Test>dir *.doc
    2009-03-06 17:54 5 Bevezetés.doc
     
  3. rconn

    rconn Administrator
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    Steve Fábián wrote:

    Not reproducible here -- what is the *exact* syntax you're using?

    Rex Conn
    JP Software
     
  4. Steve Fabian

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    rconn wrote:
    | Steve Fábián wrote:
    |
    |
    | ---Quote---
    || I was trying to rename PALLAS00.DOC to Bevezetés.doc (note the
    || special, non-ASCII character in the target name). Instead, the
    || command tried to rename the document to itself. 10.00.57 and
    || 8.02.106 behaved identically.
    | ---End Quote---
    | Not reproducible here -- what is the *exact* syntax you're using?

    Sorry, the mistake was a mistype which my eyesight could not detect - the
    exact command I used was (copy and paste)

    *ren PALLAS00.DOC Bevezetés,*

    which had a comma where a period should have been. I only caught it now,
    when I used a much larger font.
    --
    Steve
     

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