long file names and their 8-chars versions

Marco Lazzaroni motumboe at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 12:54:13 UTC 2007

we have a ubuntu-server edgy file server (file system of the shared 
files: ext3) and a win xp client with an old program that shows up the 
8-char version of long file names.
While in windows the association is as follows:
longfilename -> LONGFI~1
longfilename2 -> LONGFI~2

...in ext3 the association is not so 'straight-on' and this forces my 
colleague to guess the names...

Is there a way to force a windows-like association between long file 
names and their short version?

Thanks in advance.

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