Mail Archives: djgpp/1997/12/14/00:03:06

From: Paul Shirley <Paul AT no DOT spam DOT please>
Newsgroups: comp.os.msdos.djgpp
Subject: Re: long filenames not available to DJGPP on NT?
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 1997 00:24:10 +0000
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In article <348FE7A8 DOT 46F3 AT tpd DOT tno DOT nl>, Rob Snel <snel AT tpd DOT tno DOT nl> writes
>Thanks for the answer, but it is not completely satisfying me.
>LFN is not implemented the oldway: MSDOS software interrupt but...
>Long filename support IS of course included in the WIN32-API, described
>fairly well AND accesible from terminal applications. Perhaps this API 
>is not applied in DJGPP as yet, but maybe someone implemented a 
>function table or some other work around hopefully?

AFAIK a djgpp program is *not* a Win32 console app, it runs in the DOS
emulator. As such it has no access to any Win32 functions, and its the
DOS emulator that lacks support for long filenames.

Paul Shirley: my email address is 'obvious'ly anti-spammed

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