Long File Names
Ok, I like to transfer and sync files between my machines via 100MB Zip disks because I currently do not have a home network setup. I realised awile ago that the linux ext2 file system was totally butchering long file names, so as making backups of my /home directory impossible without compression into a tar.gz file (which i dont want to do).
... so i started using the msdos vfat file system by mounting -t vfat and this seemed to preserve the file names just fine, but after swapping disks back and forth a few times it looks like the file names got butchered again!
Does anyone have an idea of what exactly causes this scrambling of file names? Could I have accidently mounted the disk incorrectly at some point?