Q32225: Using the SHORTNAMES Switch
Article: Q32225 Product(s): See article Version(s): 1.00 | 1.00 Operating System(s): MS-DOS | OS/2 Keyword(s): ENDUSER | tar78150 | mspl13_basic Last Modified: 31-MAR-1989 SHORTNAMES is a boolean switch. When it is set (the default), if you type <arg> "foo" <setfile>, you will be sent to the first file in your history list with the base name "foo". You do not have to specify the full pathname for a file in another directory. If there is no d:\path\foo.xxx anywhere in your file history, you only get foo. If you have a file "foo" in your current directory, SHORTNAMES still tries to find a file in your history list first. The history of files is stored in M.TMP. The number of files saved is determined by the TMPSAV switch. To disable this feature, set noshortnames: in your TOOLS.INI file. To avoid this behavior without changing the switch value, include a period in the path specification. For example, enter <arg> "foo." <setfile>, which will look only in the current directory. The presence of any path character (".", etc.) disables the SHORTNAMES feature for the file being referenced.
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