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File Names

File names are 1-8 characters in length and may or may not include an extension of 1-3 more additional characters. An extension is everything after the period
.

EXAMPLES:
1. EASYDOS - This just has a 7character file name
with no extension.
2. EASYDOS.TXT - This is a 10 character file name, 3 of
the characters are on the extension.

Legal file name characters are all of the alphabet, upper and lower case are considered the same, numbers and punctuation.
.

The following characters are invalid: * ? = + | [ ] ; / \ < > , "

File names that are executable, run/start something, have the following extensions:
.

.EXE - .COM - .BAT

The above extensions are looked for in the order that they are listed when you type a program name and do NOT list the extension, it doesnt have to be entered.

EXAMPLE:
If you have three files named: EASY.EXE, EASY.COM & EASY.BAT,
and each file was a different program, then at the command prompt
you
ONLY
typed
EASY
it would run the
EASY.EXE file.

Files with an extension of BAT can be edited with a text editor but I don't recommend doing it. Its an advanced subject.