> > I would like to use Iomega ZIP to carry data backward and forward between
> What else did you have in mind? I am not aware of any portable
> Unix-based formatted filesystem that could be used for this purpose
> instead. ...
You've guessed it correctly -- what I did have in mind was a portable
filesystem that would present itself as POSIX-compliant.
Quote:> ... I suppose you could write/read a tar or cpio archive
> using this media but that isn't any more convenient than using a
> MS-DOS filesystem and it might present additional problems.
True. tar seems to be working, I haven't tried with cpio yet. I do admit
this is not what I have been looking for, though.
Quote:> The mtools software package which permits ZIP and JAZ drives under
> Unix and Linux supports long file names in addition to the older
> 8.3 DOS file name format. If the purpose is to simply transfer
> files between different OSes then I don't see what the annoyance
> is (you don't even have to use the "mount" command to use the media
> then there is the added convenience of being able to read/write
> the ZIP disks on a PC or Macintosh ...)
The so-called VFAT might, despites being inferior to both HFS and ext2
filesystems, indeed be the best solution, and, if proved stable,
sufficient for file transfer. Thanks for reminding me to upgrade my
mtools to something recent... :-)
Best regards, Primoz
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