[BL] long filenames
gmone at tpg.com.au
Wed Jan 31 21:25:28 EST 2007
On Thu, 01 Feb 2007 00:00:17 +1300, 3aoo-cvfd at dea.spamcon.org wrote:
> Greg Mayman wrote:
>> mount -t vfat /dev/fd0
> That's not a complete mounting command. You are missing
> the mountpoint.
Aha! I'm learning something!
>> ls /fd
>> This gave me a list of the files but with the short filenames.
> Because, when you give an incomplete mounting command,
> Linux looks in /etc/fstab to see if that device is
> listed there. In BL3 /dev/fd0 is listed in /etc/fstab
> so Linux uses the data there to mount it. That data
> has msdos (not vfat) as the filesystem type.
Hmmm... I don't understand that fully, but I am getting some of it.
>> mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /mnt
>> ls /mnt
>> The list of files was now in the longname format.
> Since you issued a complete mounting command, Linux did
> not have to go to /etc/fstab.
Yes, I can see that now.
Thanks for clearing it up.
. / \ from Greg Mayman, in Adelaide, South Australia
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