Q: Filenames turnicated DOS to LINUX to DOS?

Q: Filenames turnicated DOS to LINUX to DOS?

Post by Florian Schmi » Fri, 04 Nov 1994 12:18:58

> Gee I Know This Is Dumb, But,
> Will I run into problems if I ftp LINUX files with LONG filenames (GZIP,
> TARRED etc.) w/ DOS when DOS turnicates the names?  That is will I have to
> rename them or use other gymnastics so that LINUX recognizes them?  Also,
> is there a way (using DOS) to transfer GZIP and/or TAR files to floppy
> when the the file would have to span multiple disks? I thought I could
> just use pkzip them to span several disks... but... it didn't work... Any
> help here would sure... Help!

whats the prob with pkzip? just do 'pkzip destfile *.* -& -r', i think. this
should do the job.

and  yes, you will have to rename them again (since tar and gzip expect
certain file-extensions (as 'tar', 'gz', or 'Z'...).

good luck..


yes! i am a HONK! so what? .....  irc: moses (c u on #germany)
using linux 1.1.45 and unix-connect (by martin husemann)


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HI there,

In about march we should be getting a second PC in our house. I was
concidering trying to network the two machines. One of the machines
is going to be a DOS/Windows affair while the other one is hoping
to become a DOS and Linux setup. I have a few questions that I hope
that someone out there can answer. (The kind of network I'm concid-
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1) Using Novell Netware light on the DOS/Windows machine, could it
connect to the Linux machine using standard networking stuff? Would
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2) If I were using the Linux front end for DOOM, could I still play
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3) Just out of curiosity, could anyone give me info on cost. I've
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Total                                           136

This is a rough estimate, if anyone can confirm or deny this value
please set me straight.

Answers would be much appersiated as it will influence my decision
as to weather to get the network and/or to get Linux.

TTFN and TC, Michael Dales

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