[HARLEQUIN][Common Lisp HyperSpec (TM)] [Previous][Up][Next] Restrictions on Examining a Pathname Version Component

The version can be any symbol or any integer.

The symbol :newest refers to the largest version number that already exists in the file system when reading, overwriting, appending, superseding, or directory listing an existing file. The symbol :newest refers to the smallest version number greater than any existing version number when creating a new file.

The symbols nil, :unspecific, and :wild have special meanings and restrictions; see Section (Special Pathname Component Values) and Section (Restrictions on Constructing Pathnames).

Other symbols and integers have implementation-defined meaning. Notes about the Pathname Version Component Restrictions on Constructing Pathnames

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