Path Normalization

Here is part two of my discussion on Windows paths- the normalization of paths. See the first post at Path Format Overview. Important: Some things I discuss aren’t explicitly or centrally documented. While you can discover these details by thorough searching and experimentation, be very cautious of second guessing Windows APIs. If you need functionality a…

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Path Format Overview

As promised, here is the start of the look into paths on Windows. I’ll keep things simple at first and layer on complexity in additional posts. In this post we’ll look at a top level overview of the path formats in use in Windows. DOS Paths Let’s start with the DOS path format that has…

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