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This article discusses the limitations of the Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX) applications on Windows NT. POSIX is a standard set by ANSI/IEEE to promote source level compatibility that allows applications to run on a wide variety of systems and architectures. The POSIX interface on Windows NT strictly follows the POSIX 1003.1-1990 standards.
Following are some of the POSIX limitations:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/99361/EN-US/ )Specifying Filenames Under the POSIX Subsystem
MSDN Development Library, "Understanding Windows NT POSIX Compatibility", by Ray Cort.
Article ID: 149902 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 4.1