Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Jul 2009 16:17 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Linux The FAT file system is the file system used by MS-DOS and earlier versions of Windows. It's a relatively simple and straightforward file system, supported by just about any operating system, making it the favoured file system on memory cards and the like. FAT is an ECMA and ISO standard, but these only apply for FAT12 and FAT16 without support for long file names, and therein lies a problem.
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RE: Hmm...
by werfu on Thu 2nd Jul 2009 17:24 UTC in reply to "Hmm..."
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There's nothing stoping you to write a filename of 8.3 lenght in the long filename, nor from reading it from there (simply truncate it).

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