In an effort to disguise illegal software from admins
, or simply just to shorten names with an 8.3
filespace, people change the names of the files.
Often these illegal software packages have a text file along with it, so a group of people can claim responsibility for making the pirate
copy of the software.
This file is called and named a .nfo
file, and usually also contains the number subsitution for letters found in the filenames. This then followed through onto IRC
and Web sites