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    Date: Wednesday, 20 April 1983, 00:50-EST
    From: David Vinayak Wallace <Gumby@MIT-OZ>
    In either system...

    Is there any way to type a logical pathname and say "I mean it; don't
    complete?" I like to have files with no file type.  If I type it as a
    logical pathname (e.g. "foo:bar;baz") the default filetype is inserted.

    Perhaps altmode (which does nothing with a logical pathname) could mean
    "convert this."  I could then edit it by hand.

Well, you can define a canonical type of ZZ (or whatever), with the
meaning of "" (or :UNSPECIFIC, for example on Unix where you don't even
want the "." to appear in the translated name), on whatever system you
have that allows null file types.  In fact, this is the only way to do
this correctly, as it is the only way which will allow you to move the
files to systems which do not let you have null types!