Re: long filenames in M$Dos partition
On Fri, Mar 13, 1998 at 01:24:33AM +0000, email@example.com wrote:
> > Can anybody of you please explain to me (hopeless newbie) why
> > when I can't see long filenames on mounted msdos partition? This
> > causes me some pain in the neck as I can't freely manipulate files
> > between linux and dos...
> Since linux assumes that an MSDOS file system is to be operatable even when it
> does not mounted by Linux, it doesn't want to intefer with MSDOS file system
> too much. There for, when mounting an MSDOS file system, Linux stickes with
> the MSDOS rules.
> But, being aware to the limitations of an MSDOS file system, I believe that
> Linux tries to make long names short in a consistent and unique way.
> Perhaps the easiest way when dealing with files that lives both on an MSDOS
> file system and on "linux" file system is to determine thier names in the 8.3
> format from the beginning.
Huh? The vfat file system does long filenames on Windows partitions
just fine! You seem to be using an invalid domain name again btw.
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