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Old 11-08-2004, 08:11 PM   #1
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Question Can't see long filenames


Hi, I can't see long file names under Amigo Linux. It's based on ZipSlack 9.1. Both command line and Window Maker don't recognize file names longer than 8 characters with a three letter extension. I can't install tar.gz files like file.tar.gz using installpkg. I was hoping I could install LedIt 3.0. I can't see the longfile names that I created in Windows 9x created either.

I forgot to mention that I download files using Windows XP and tried to open them under Linux. The long file names that Linux created are ok. I also notice that all file names on my FAT harddrives have an asterisks at the end of the name.


Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Old 11-08-2004, 08:49 PM   #2
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It just dawned on me that I can rename the tar.gzip file using Linux. Duh. I'll try that. First I'll need to look for the rename command in the LinuxQuestions Wiki.

Later

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Old 11-08-2004, 11:40 PM   #3
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If you mount it as vfat rather than fat12/16 it should
work as expected ... but then, I've never used zip-
slack or amigo :)


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Old 11-09-2004, 05:30 PM   #4
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Ok, thanks. I'll read about VFat.

Anyone know how I run an install script from the command prompt? I think the extension ends in "sh." I can't find the command name in the help documents. Obviously, I can't use pkginstall or the package manager. I can install programs by double clicking the script in my window manager. Just wondering.
 
Old 11-11-2004, 12:52 AM   #5
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I can see long filenames if I go to /mnt/hdc6. hdc6 corresponds to my second harddisk and third partition. It has a FAT32 partition. The first and second partition on this drive has a FAT16. I can't see the long file names on my first drive that has a FAT32 partition. Weird.
 
Old 11-12-2004, 04:13 PM   #6
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Here's an update:

I found the fstab file. It looks like Linux is mounting my FAT32 volume on drive C as a UMSDOS drive instead of VFAT. I'll read more about fstab.
 
  


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