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Reason behind ACCOUNTNG.DAT filename?

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The Question is:

Why is the i missing from the file name ACCOUTNG.DAT.
It has always struck me as odd

The Answer is :

  Filenames such as ACCOUNTNG.DAT and SYSHUTDWN.COM date back to a time
  when the ODS-2 file structure filename was limited to nine characters
  and the extension to three; this was prior to the release of (as it was
  then known) VAX/VMS V4.0.

answer written or last revised on ( 31-JAN-2001 )

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