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    SubjectRe: Msdos name alias patch for 2.1.48

    On Fri, 8 Aug 1997, Andreas Schwab wrote:
    > |> Right (although I don't think any current filesystem truncate names any
    > |> more: minixfs _used_ to do it, but it leads to various nasty problems for
    > |> standard UNIX utilities, so it's generally better to just disallow them).
    > Minixfs still truncates names. I see nothing wrong with this, and i
    > haven't seen any problems although i still use minixfs regularily.

    Really? It can result in really nasty things, like overwriting an
    important file with a backup etc ("fourteen-chars" getting overwritten
    when you write "fourteen-chars.bak"). I was sure I had disabled the thing,
    but maybe I was just dreaming.


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