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Date: Thu, 27 Jan 94 08:14:55 -0500
From: U-E59264-Osman Buyukisik <buyukisik_osman AT ae DOT ge DOT com>
To: mitnits AT bgumail DOT bgu DOT ac DOT il
Cc: djgpp AT sun DOT soe DOT clarkson DOT edu
Subject: Re: Dos file system?Why?

>>>>> "Roman" == Roman Mitnitski <mitnits%bgumail DOT bgu DOT ac DOT il AT c0228 DOT ae DOT ge DOT com> writes:

    Roman>  Hi .  I'm using djgpp for a while - it makes my dos quite
    Roman> like UN*X... BUT!  I've got fed up with non-casesensitive
    Roman> 13-char MS-DOS file system.  The following idea seemed to
    Roman> be obvious to me: why not to write extender for dos to
    Roman> allow faked long case-sens. names: say, you will have
    Roman> hidden spec. file in directory, telling how "UNIX-ish"
    Roman> filename gets mapped to DOS one.  Then, some resident
    Roman> program will hack DOS's findfirst - findnext calls.  (Of
    Roman> course doing that is complex task, but, no doubt, it is

Sounds like umsdos file system for linux. This file system coexists
with DOS FAT system and chkdsk doesnt complain. Just need to change
go32 so that it is umsdos aware, and we can port unix programs with
very little changes. I just havent gotten around to installing umsdos.
But its reported capabilities are impressive: hard and soft links 256
char file name limit with no restrictions on "."s...

Sources may be obtained from sunsite.unc.edu pub/Linux/ALPHA/umsdos/.

Osman



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