[OS X TeX] i-Installer & Jaguar (10.2) Trivial Fix

Bruno Voisin Bruno.Voisin at hmg.inpg.fr
Tue Oct 8 02:04:01 EDT 2002

About ":" versus "/" as path separator: it is all the more unfortunate 
as "/" is the traditional separator for dates in French, and maybe in 
other languages, of the form dd/mm/yyyy (today = 08/10/2002). I have a 
lot of stored correspondance on my disk, dating back to my pre-OS X 
days, made of files with names recipient-dd/mm/yyyy.tex. With some 
applications I can still work with these files, with others I have to 
rename them. I have also noticed that some OS X applications don't allow 
the use of either ":" or "/" (one of the two, I don't remember which 
one) in the Save window, these are converted to "-" as you type them.

I have also failed to burn CDs with my mail files (from Eudora, Pine, 
Netscape, Mail.app) -- the failure in the form of a cryptic error 
message (error -6 or something like this) at the end of the burning 
process (which took about one hour, speed X 2) -- and I suspect the 
failure was due to such file name problems.

Bruno Voisin

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