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Finder file rename bug identified System
Over in this MacNN forum thread, 'JoeyA' identified a rename bug in the Finder, which I've verified on my machine.

If you have a filename that is less than six characters in length and starts with a number, then you cannot modify the name to start with a zero. If you try in the Finder, the name will revert to the previous setting. The only workaround in the Finder is to lengthen the name to at least six characters and then add the zero (this can be one step). After the change is made, then you can re-shorten the name.

Alternatively, you can rename the file in the Terminal with (for example) "mv 3abcd 03abcd" and it will work fine.

Admittedly, this bug won't hit most of us, but if you're having trouble renaming a file with a leading zero, this appears to be the cause.
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Bug is more extensive
Authored by: dmmorse on Aug 09, '01 01:10:33AM

This bug is actually more extensive than just a file with six characters or less having a leading zero. I have found that with any file, even one having more than six characters, cannot be renamed with a leading zero before any numeral, regardless of the numeral's position in the name. Although, if the zero is placed between numerals, then the file can be renamed without a problem. For example, if you have a file with less than six characters with the name "zzz01", and you try to rename it to "zzz1" through the finder, you will not be able to. Also, you will not be able to rename "zzz1" to "zzz01".



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