Just noticed it works on Maverick.. the colon character
: is valid for file and directory names (I accidentally entered it for a filename in Atom).
Can't find any reference to it becoming valid though (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hierarchical_File_System still marks it as invalid).
It works in the Atom editor.
I can create a file called
: with nano.
echo 'test' > : && cat :
In TextWrangler it only works if the file already exists but won't create it (with command line tools installed
Is this new from Mavericks? Works in Yosemite? Before?
Edit: A few more tests:
TextEdit won't allow me to enter it and always replace it with
Finder won't allow me to create a folder with the name
:file created via command line is displayed as
/in Finder.. and double clicking it will open it in TextEdit. TextEdit will load its content but show the name
/in the title bar.