Thread: DMS vs. ADF
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Old 16 October 2001, 17:05   #31
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Ok, point taken, standard Amiga filenames are only 31 chars long.. BCPL string. However, you can get an extender program to allow filenames up to 255 chars on Amiga.

But your right in the aspect that the filenames are useless for standard Amiga's but tosec and similar are certainly a benefit to the real Amy community as it sources and catalogues a large quantity of software.

Regarding Tosec's long names.. TUGID.. something they are working on, now several months overdue will strip all irrelevant information from the filenames, but don't expect to see them replaced with labels such as DSKXXXXX.ADF or anything similarly generic.
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