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posted by tom(R) Homepage, Germany, 03.01.2017, 13:07

> > And if you want LFN support in basic tools, use DJGPP 2.05's CoreUtils
> > (aka, File- Text- Shell-).
>
> AFAIK DJGPP only utilize OS LFN services but doesn't work in plain DOS. You
> need load DOSLFN first... BTW performance of filesystem with DOSLFN loaded
> is some magnitude slower than WinXP DOS box on the same machine so I do all
> compilation works that needs LFN there...

which is completely unrelated to DOSLFN, and all about a decent cache.
SMARTDRV also made a HUGE difference in the good old times.

But I agree, working on a windows machine has a lot of advantages like big screens, multiple screens, multiple windows, even when working for DOS.

 

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