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.

@unlofl This is awesome and scary!
Do we have something silly like that on other OSes? Linux? OSX?


@murks no, they all followed the posix idea of putting that stuff in one reserved place, like /dev

Windows decided to keep special reserved names in every single directory, with all file extensions.

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