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Working with Long Filenames

Working with Long Filenames

Unlike the old DOS, you can work with long filenames within a Windows Vista Command Prompt session. If you want to use long filenames in a command, however, you need to be careful. If the long filename contains a space or any other character that’s illegal in an 8.3 filename, you need to surround the long name with quotation marks. For example, if you run the following command, Windows Vista will tell you that The syntax of the command is incorrect:

copy Fiscal Year 2007.doc Fiscal Year 2008.doc


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