Originally Posted by vignesh1988i
...now Mr. Nimesh , can be please tell me what is the INTERNAL Meaning
of that command line string (mkdir \\.\d:\con
)... pl. say the meaning
LOL, tell the "internal" meaning, but don't tell the meaning
Now, what does that mean ?? What exactly is "internal
" here ??
Well, I will try to explain the meaning (not sure if it's "internal") :
It is because of the UNC Path (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Univers...ing_Convention
). The Universal Naming Convention, or UNC, specifies a common syntax to describe the location of a network resource, such as a shared file, directory, or printer.Since, these conventions didn't exist under pure DOS, they are not backward compatible. The UNC syntax for Windows systems is as follows..
where RemoteHost is the computer name / IP address of the computer that you wish to connect through remotely for accessing shared folder. The rest is the path.
By providing the path in UNC syntax, you make DOS ignore the old system (because UNC was not supported earlier) of reserving the folder names like CON, LPTx etc ..