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posted by ron(R) Homepage E-mail, Australia, 28.07.2010, 08:46

>>> I want to add my comments about DOS filenames.
>>> 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.

>> Right. Anyone cares except me ???

> Probably someone who is having a problem might care.

I care, too. More than once I have downloaded a so-called-"DOS" package,
only to have many of the files over-written in the unzipping because some one
has archived it with not only long file names but long directory names too.
Not to mention the odd moron who included file/directory names with spaces in
them.

There is a special place in hell for those who include spaces !!!!!!

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