Fun fact: you can't name any file anywhere in windows 10 "aux.txt" or "aux" anything with any extension, because it was a reserved name in CP/M before dos was a thing.

If you commit "aux.txt" to a git repo, you break it for windows users. If you distribute "aux.txt" in a zip file, windows computers cannot extract it without error.

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@unlofl You know what's super fun about this?

It works in the Linux Subsystem thing, you can use it to create a file that you can't move, delete, copy or modify on the Windows side.

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@gudenau @unlofl What I'm worried about is the fact, that I remember aux and what it was for, because CP/M 2.2 was the first real OS I got hands on...

@gudenau @unlofl You can also name it that way by accessing the NTFS filesystem in a POSIX compatible way (using \\.\ in Powershell), allowing you to create and delete files with those names.

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