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I've downloaded, with ftp, a file which contains too many .s for a OpenVMS system.


How can I remove the extra dot?

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What is the filename ? – Iain Jan 5 '11 at 9:24
swing-layout-1^.0.jar – michelemarcon Jan 5 '11 at 9:44

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I have solved it:

set process/parse_style=extended

Native OpenVMS uses the dots to delimit the file name, type and version numbers. The first dot in this case has '^' preceding it to indicate that it is just part of the name, is not the end of the name and start of the type (which is jar).

  • Name: swing-layout-1.0
  • Type: jar
  • Version: (not specified)

The parse_style=extended allows this to work with a file from another realm where the dot has no special meaning to the file system.

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