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SubjectRe: umsdos/uvfat
Followup to:  <>
By author: James Mastros <>
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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.

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