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Call for testers: UPXINFO version 04-AUG-2008 (Miscellaneous)

posted by Rugxulo(R) Homepage, Usono, 06.08.2008, 00:53

> > You're assuming a computer is always connected to the Net. Besides,
>
> Then please tell me, why you suggest to provide a URL or even an e-mail
> address, if the user's computer is not connected to the Internet.

It's for people who do have the Internet, of course. Whatever, not really important I guess, probably no critical bugs to report anyways.

> > planning on migrating URLs anytime soon? Didn't think so. :-P
>
> Sorry, I don't understand.

Is your site changing addresses anytime soon? I hope not!

> > SFN aliases are not 100% guaranteed to exist for all files (e.g. I
> copied
>
> UPXINFO was made for DOS, where SFNs always exist. :-D

Yes, but at least two DOSes (RxDOS, ROM DOS) support LFNs natively, right? Even DR-DOS (at one time) had a beta FAT32 LFN driver of some sort (probably recalled due to patent worries, bah).

> > a file to NTFS from some Linux distro recently, and while most modern
> > distros support NTFS r/w fine, this one didn't create a SFN alias, so I
> > had to ZIP/UNZIP it just to create one). And yes, I'm aware that TP55
>
> But I don't want to work around your buggy Linux. Why not use DOS? :-P

That's not a bug. And I think even Windows allows you to turn off the DOS compatibility names (supposedly faster?). Strange how Windows can be considered both good and bad for the same thing: compatibility. (The people who say, "Compatibility slows us down!" are the same ones who say, "HLLs are the future ... besides, cpus are fast enough!")

> What's a safe way to detect, if LFNs are available?

As mentioned, I think DJGPP's libs use int 21h,71A0h in various places. So I'd assume that's a good way. Take a look at IO95 (written for C) if you want a second opinion.

 

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