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 I just found out about this yesterday when I tried to install an addon from Github for a game, and I needed to change the folder name to "aux". And now it shows up in my mastodon timeline...hmm... 🤨


@jp if some GitHub project is actually pranking you because of my random toot... I'm still sorry you're using Windows.

@unlofl Nah, the folder name was supposed to be "aux-addon". And yes, I'm travelling and can't make the switch just yet. I do have a Debian install working on a USB pen and I use it as much as I can to make myself comfortable with Linux and try alternatives to the windows software I use 😀

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