WORKING WITH FILESNaming files
The name must be from one to eight characters in length and may have anextension of up to three characters.
Do not use the following symbols in a file name
“/\|<>+=; , *?
Use period to separate the name from the extension.
You cannot use blank or spaces.
Two files in the same directory cannot have the same name and extension.
The following rules apply to filename extension:
Use a period followed by a maximum of three characters for the extension.
Choose the characters for the extension from the same list of rules used for thefile name.
Do not use any spaces between the file name and the extension.
Using the ? Wildcard
You can use the
character as a substitute for a single character position in a filename orextension.For example:
Using the * Wildcard
MS-DOS recognizes the asterisk (
) character in a file name or extension as a substitutefor any number of character positions. You can substitute an asterisk for one to eightcharacter positions in the filename and one to the character positions in the extension.MS-DOS treats the asterisk as a series of question marks.For example:To delete all the files with an extension .DOC in the current directory, enter thefollowing: