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Re: [ia-55] Dash vs. Underscore

From: Jerome P.
Sent on: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 2:41 PM
Underscore would be a better choice.
The reason being that in UNIX, applications run as a command-line (CLI) will typically use '-' as a way to specify arguments to the command. So, if you use pass files with '-' in their name, the command is likely to get confused.
This will probably work:
    % my_app -f my_file
and this wont.
    % my_app -f my-file

Good luck.

On Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 2:20 PM, Kate Pendley <[address removed]> wrote:
Hi all,

Are there any known usability differences between using a dash vs. an underscore in a file name?  My client cited usability, but I'm not aware of any issues, so figured I would ask.



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