long file names and their 8-chars versions

Andreas Dilger adilger at clusterfs.com
Wed Apr 11 18:21:45 UTC 2007

On Apr 11, 2007  14:54 +0200, Marco Lazzaroni wrote:
> 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?

That is a function of either Samba or the client itself, not ext3, which
has no idea that Samba is even involved, let alone a windows client.

Cheers, Andreas
Andreas Dilger
Principal Software Engineer
Cluster File Systems, Inc.

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