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Re: Long filenames

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  • Subject: [mg2144] Re: Long filenames
  • From: claudio at (Claudio Fahey)
  • Date: Wed, 4 Oct 1995 01:58:24 -0400
  • Organization: U. C. Berkeley

larry_kearney at (Lawrence Kearney) wrote:

>> Hi groups,
>> has anyone any troubles with long filenames in Win 95 & Mma? E.G. when
>> you unzip a file called Hyperbolic.m , under Win95 its lonf file name
>> remains the same but its DOS name becomes HYPERB~1.M; and when you try
>> to load it by issueing <<Hyperbolic.m , you got a "$fail open"
>> message. Any way to solve this little problem ?
>> THanKS!!! 

>Get a Mac where long filenames are part of the OS, not a bag bolted on to
>the side.

If you use Windows NT or OS/2, you can use packages with long filenames
if you use HPFS or NTFS.  However, since the frontend is still 16-bit,
notebooks must still have 8.3 filenames.

	Claudio Fahey

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