Mail Archives: djgpp/1998/06/06/19:46:23

From: Paul Shirley <Paul AT chocolat DOT obvious DOT fake DOT foobar DOT co DOT uk>
Newsgroups: comp.os.msdos.djgpp
Subject: Re: Long name support in DOS
Date: Sat, 6 Jun 1998 12:29:39 +0100
Organization: wot? me?
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In article <897086607 DOT 586839 AT michelob>, Ian St. John <istjohn AT sprint DOT ca>
>>If you are working on plain DOS or Windows 3.X, you cannot have long
>>file names.
>If the last point is true, how can I
>cd "A Long File Name Which Is A Directory"
>Works in Dos 7.0..

Funny, it does not work on my machine.
It does work in a *Win95 dosbox*, but thats *not* really DOS (a good
thing or win32 console apps would not run).

Try again in
 1: DOS Mode.
 2: hit F8 and boot to a command line.

The stop spreading misinformation.

djgpp LFN support (currently) relies on an extra API interface only
available in Win9X consoles. NT and real DOS do not support it.
Paul Shirley: my email address is 'obvious'ly anti-spammed

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