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By: Michael Kahn       
Date: Oct 01,2003 at 12:50
In Response to: MB instead of KB view. (Ramon Ebdon)

> That was the whole point of LFN's ... *not* having to give up details
> about a directory.

A space is not a detail. Vowels are not details. An abbreviation does not give up detail. Repeating text already found in a parent directory is not detail.
Readme files are for details.

Why have the ABILITY to have 256 chars in a dir name if
> you cant *USE* it ?

Give me a break! Try telling the police officer "why have the ABILITY to go 180mph if you can't *USE* it? The "ABILITY" to do something unwise is not a mandate to do so.

> Hell, lets all go back to 8.3 SFN's !!!

Not a bad idea for most dirs. ;-)

> ps: The truncation doesnt only happen on Dir Names > xxx chars, it
> happens on a short dir name in a long path too. 100 characters is *hardly*
> a long Full Path to have. And is often completely unavoidable.

I will let you know if and when I ever run in to this unavoidable case.
At least I know it is completely avoidable if you are the creator of the directory trees in question.


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