Originally Posted by waddles
Because man mkisofs says it uses 8.3 filenaming and says it tries to form correct names by forcing the unix filename to upper case and truncating as required, but at times this yields unsatisfactory results creating cases where the truncated names are not all unique. Thanks tho I need to keep file names and apparently that does its filename conversion even with Rock Ridge.
What kind of names gave you problems?
Do you mean i.e. example.txt and Example.txt?
I've made a lot of backups on Linux and FreeBSD using mkisofs and
cdrecord without problems but it's true I am conservative at
time to name my directories and files
One trick is to save inside the tree a .tar.gz of the whole
tree. Then you can pick individual files from the mounted CD or
untar the compressed file when you want i.e. to reinstall the
system or to reproduce the tree in other system. In that way is
easier to preserve owners and perms. Perhaps it's useful to
avoid problems with file names.
By the way, why do you need to backup the /root/.mozilla directory?