#1840 assigned defect

CLI: don't allow creating single-letter aliases on Windows

Reported by: davidsarah Owned by: davidsarah
Priority: minor Milestone: soon
Component: code-frontend-cli Version: 1.9.2
Keywords: aliases windows cli usability docs easy Cc:
Launchpad Bug:


They would be confused with a drive letter and therefore inaccessible.

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed at 2012-11-02T00:44:45Z by davidsarah

  • Keywords docs added
  • Status changed from new to assigned

Also, document the exceptional behaviour of <LETTER>: in paths on Windows.

comment:2 Changed at 2012-11-02T01:10:08Z by davidsarah

Aliases called URI should also be rejected (on all platforms).

Last edited at 2012-11-02T01:10:34Z by davidsarah (previous) (diff)

comment:3 Changed at 2012-11-02T01:12:12Z by davidsarah

  • Keywords easy added

comment:4 Changed at 2012-11-11T15:53:00Z by David-Sarah Hopwood <david-sarah@…>

In 86471233f0556f6c:

docs/frontends/CLI.rst: document ./* trick, and that aliases should not be a single char on Windows.
Also fix some rst2html warnings. refs #1853, #1840

Signed-off-by: David-Sarah Hopwood <david-sarah@…>

comment:5 Changed at 2016-03-01T15:11:20Z by zooko

See also #731

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