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From: Matthew Moss <mmoss AT panix DOT com>
Subject: Re: Dos file system?Why?
To: djgpp AT sun DOT soe DOT clarkson DOT edu (DJGPP Mailing List)
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 1994 13:07:46 -0500 (EST)

>     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/.

I don't know what sort of system the original poster wanted, but in my case I
want something like this running in DOS. If I have to install linux to work
this, then I can't use it (ie, I want it specifically in DOS).

From the response, I can't tell whether umsdos is for linux or DOS, but it
seems to say it's for linux. Will someone enlighten me?

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