Significance of $

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    Significance of $

    Hi. I've just installed Windows 2000 Server on a computer on my network, and I was going to create a domain. I was wondering, what is the significance of the symbol "$", when it comes to networking and shared files? Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
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    In dos and the various Unix shells the $ tells the command interperters that its a variable. As for they MS uses the $ for shares, that I dont know.

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    I believe it makes it hidden from other users or something if the directory name starts with $.
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    in e.g. windows 2000 c$ represents a hidden share (the c partition)

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