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wildcat22 09-02-2004 11:26 PM

view long file names from windows in linux
Does anyone know of a command line option for ls, or for mount, that will allow me to view my mounted win98 drives long file names in linux normally? i.e. not mydocu~1 or something like that.

redjokerx 09-02-2004 11:39 PM

I don't think files on windows harddrives ever appear as mydocu~1 on linux. Just mount and ls like you normally would. If i'm wrong, you can always do a man mount and find out, but from my experience, the mount options are usuall pretty similar. Only thing you would have to worry about is permissions.

Tinkster 09-02-2004 11:41 PM

They do if mounted as FAT .... try vfat. :}

I had that on a memory-stick just yesterday.


wildcat22 09-03-2004 07:12 AM

I have it mounted as -t msdos, which I guess makes sense now that I think about it, that's all DOS knows about the files.

Tinkster 09-03-2004 04:14 PM

And with -t vfat it's all good? :)


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