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posted by w3a537(R) E-mail, Colorado Springs CO USA, 27.07.2010, 07:03

I am newly registered on this forum. Thank you.

I want to add my comments about DOS filenames.

Reference this post ...

http://www.bttr-software.de/forum/forum_entry.php?id=8373

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When the intention is to use a file or distriubition of files,
ie. a ZIP FILE, in a RAW DOS environment, all files should obey
the DOS 8.3 naming specification especially when they are being
distributed.

If you make a ZIP inside a WIN environment "excessive" names are
possible and should be avoided.

Only one "dot". Only 8 permissable characters to the left. For
example "+" is not permitted. Only 3 permissable to the right.
Ect.

Please, no long filenames. This may cause another persion a big
headache.

My personal preference is no "dot" extension in directory names.

And my main pet peeve is the following ...

Reference ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_9660

Please observe it's directory depth limitation of "8". Even on a simple
FAT32 drive.

Some unzippers might not work if > 8 and inside a RAW DOS environment.

Or to delete the files.

I had to format a whole USB stick once because I was unable to delete a directory structure with a DEPTH OF 11.

Please keep the destination user/environment in mind.

Steve Broshears ...

 

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