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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.

Linus


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