konqueror serious bug

John john_82 at tiscali.co.uk
Tue Nov 9 10:57:00 GMT 2004

On Tuesday 09 November 2004 20:34, Chris Gow wrote:
> On November 9, 2004 02:19 pm, Zé wrote:
> > im using kde-3.3.1.
> > In konqueror i tried to create a folder name /temp but appeared a window
> > dialog asking to change the name because there was a file named temp.
> I've tried that before.
> > This is absurd because konqueror is treating folders and files as being
> > the same thing.
> Uhh..no its not kde, but the OS. Try doing a mkdir in a shell; you'll get
> the same error. I have a general idea why this isn't possible in Unix, but
> I won't explain it here as I don't know the exact technical reasons why and
> I don't want to go about spreading incorrect information.
> > Of course that would be possible to have a file names temp and also a
> > folder named temp.
> Oh, just an FYI, Windows doesn't allow you to do this either. At least not
> Win2k with NTFS.
> -- chris
Hello all
I find this conversation a bit odd. Files generally should have an extension 
so that they can be associated with some application and or give some 
indication of what's in them so personally I wouldn't use a file simpley 
called temp but I would call a directory temp as it does give some idea of 
what's in it.


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