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System Manager wrote:
> I don't know if this is the correct place to post this, but the
> seems devoted to dosemu...

I think that linux-msdos is supposed to be devoted to Linux
DOS emulation, but please correct me if I'm wrong.

> When you try the following it reveals a nifty bug in UMSDOS:
> Dillweed# mount /dev/hda5 /dos/d -t umsdos
> Dillweed# ls /dos/d/linux
> apps/ home/ root/
> etc/ lodlin16.tgz* slakware/
> Dillweed# mv /dos/d/linux/root/linux-1.99.5.tar.gz /dos/d/linux
> Dillweed# ls /dos/d/linux
> linux-1.99.5.tar.gz

It looks like the directory didn't have a --linux-.--- file to
begin with. There's more to come...

> Dillweed# umount /dos/d
> Dillweed# mount /dev/hda5 /dos/d -t msdos
> Dillweed# ls /dos/d/linux
> --linux-.---* etc/ linux-1_.{__* root/
> apps/ home/ lodlin16.tgz* slakware/
> Dillweed# mv "/dos/d/linux/linux-1_.{__" /dos/d/linux/root/linux1_9.5
> Dillweed# umount /dos/d
> Dillweed# mount /dev/hda5 /dos/d -t umsdos
> Dillweed# ls /dos/d/linux
> Dillweed#
> When a file with a long file name is used, UMSDOS creates the
> special file "--linux-.---" which contains its own opinion of the directory
> listing.

[ ... ]

That's right; UMSDOS doesn't by itself sychronize files that
aren't already listed in the --linux-.--- file. The proper fix is to
run the "umssync" command in the current directory. Now, I had
trouble compiling the UMSDOS tools (version 0.8) under Red Hat 3.0.3
(GCC 2.7.2, libc 5.2.18), which is exclusively ELF. Are there any
updates planned for these tools?

> Keep up the great work,
> Erik
> Erik B. Andersen
> 2485 South State St. email:
> Springville, Ut 84663 phone: (801) 489-1231
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