Returns true if a windows file path has invalid characters.

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Returns true if a windows file path has invalid characters.

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Install with npm:
$ npm install --save is-invalid-path


const isInvalid = require('is-invalid-path');

// true if the path is not a string or has invalid characters
console.log(isInvalid());       //=> true
console.log(isInvalid('<abc')); //=> true
console.log(isInvalid('>abc')); //=> true
console.log(isInvalid(':abc')); //=> true
console.log(isInvalid('"abc')); //=> true
console.log(isInvalid('|abc')); //=> true
console.log(isInvalid('?abc')); //=> true
console.log(isInvalid('*abc')); //=> true

// true if the path has slashes and options.file is true,
// as slashes and backslashes are invalid in file names
console.log(isInvalid('foo/abc', { file: true })); //=> true
console.log(isInvalid('foo\\abc', { file: true })); //=> true


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