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Filenames DOS-style

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  • Subject: [mg81331] Filenames DOS-style
  • From: "James Taylor" <Jtaylor at>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 05:34:56 -0400 (EDT)

In the title bar of the Mathematica (Windows version) notebook window,
it shows a DOS-style, 8-character version of the actual filename.
Why, and can this be corrected?
It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary
depends upon his not understanding it.  --Upton Sinclair 

May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to
the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the
--Edward Abbey 

Nothing in the cry
of cicadas suggests they
are about to die

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