Strange REN problem - non-English characters

#1
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.
--
Steve
 

dim

Dimitry Andric
May 31, 2008
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Netherlands
#2
On 2009-03-06 17:22, Steve Fábián wrote:

> 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.
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
 

rconn

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May 14, 2008
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#3
Steve Fábián wrote:

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

Rex Conn
JP Software
 
#4
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