[BL] long filenames 2B
lforrestster at gmail.com
Sun Jan 28 17:17:25 EST 2007
On Mon, Jan 29, 2007 at 03:17:27PM +1000, Ron Clarke wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> On Sun, 28 Jan 2007 19:09:09 +0000, Lee Forrest wrote:
> > On Mon, Jan 29, 2007 at 11:15:31AM +1030, Greg Mayman wrote:
> >> On Sun, 28 Jan 2007 15:53:08 +0000, Lee Forrest wrote:
> >> > Not being a M$ person, I don't have any idea what you are
> >> > talking about there.
> >> It's not MicroSoft, it is a feature common to most Disk
> >> Operating Systems, at least for the IBM and IBM clone
> >> computers.
> > DOS is M$. Baby Windows.
> In what way is that ?
Like Steven just said: Windows was built on top of MSDOS.
> >> The filenames are limited to eight characters with a three
> >> character extension. Files with long filenames have a
> >> shorter version attached to them to be compatible with this
> >> system.
> > Lost me there.
> For a sharp guy, there seem to be a few surprising gaps in
> your knowledge of DOS, be it MS-DOS, PC-DOS, FreeDOS or any of
> the many other "DOS sets.
I have linux. Why would I waste my time learning about an OS that
is quite inferior to it?
Plus, I don't like M$ and don't allow any of their OSes on my boxes.
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