Joshua D. Drake wrote:
> 
> >
> >As I remember, MSDOS uses the "~" to specify short versions of long file
> >names.
> >
> I is not just msdos, it is cmd.exe which exists on (to my knowledge) all 
> versions of windows. For example:
> Program Files == progra~1

Yes, I meant it is a hold-over from dealing with MS-DOS style 8.3 file
names.

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