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    SubjectRe: umsdos/uvfat
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    Followup to:  <Pine.LNX.3.96.980205191829.1205Q-100000@jennifer-unix.dyn.ml.org>
    By author: James Mastros <root@jennifer-unix.dyn.ml.org>
    In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
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    > From the POV of DOS, vfat and fat are the same thing. DOS sees some
    > illegal directory entries, and it ignores them. Most programs should do the
    > same. The exceptions are programs that are designed to re-write entries
    > (sorters and defragmenters, primarly), and those that are designed to test
    > for bad entries. Anything else that dosn't ignore them is buggy.
    >

    Delete a file. Create a new file. Voila, the new file got the old
    file's long filename...

    vfat is a *much* worse hack than umsdos. Personally, I would suggest
    ignoring this Micro$oft monstrosity as much as possible.

    -hpa
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