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Old 06 September 2006, 18:52   #1
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LHA32 long names

Hi guys,
this is a kind of toughie question(s). I am using LHA32 to zip up file and directory structures on my PC (winxp SP2) to send to my Amiga 1200 via the paradise parallel cable (which gives me 54KB/s - but only booting from a 6.21 dos disk). The problem is that some of the file names are greater than 8.3 and dos does not support >8.3.

K, heres the tricky part.. when i use LHA32.exe in a Win XP command prompt to zip up files and directories that contain long filenames it works ok. I use Total commander on the PC pretty well exclusively for all my zipping, viewing etc and i cannot get the damn thing to create lzh files without either truncating the long names or omitting them completely (i've also tried their forum too).

- Is there a packer that will work on both PC and Amiga that is compatible with each other, and where can it be obtained
- Does anyone have Total Commander working with LHA for long names

and lastly

- Has anyone got the Paradise parallel cable software working within Win XP SP2. (i know some laptops are very picky with their parallel ports at times). I have tried ECP, EPP, bi-Dir, Normal and the other mode. I've tried changing settings within Device manager and Dos Pifs and still no go.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

thanks
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Old 06 September 2006, 18:55   #2
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I use WinRAR to unpack lha archivesd and winuae + lha to pack anything
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Old 06 September 2006, 19:59   #3
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nothing I've unpacked with TotalCommander has been truncated..... though as Bippy sugests, use WinUAE to LHA your files, not the winversion
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Old 07 September 2006, 00:30   #4
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Windows NT (and 2k and XP) use a protected virtual parallel port. DOS and Win9x apps that low level access the parallel port dont work ever.

Saying that:

http://www.direct-io.com/

More information here...

http://www.lvr.com/parport.htm
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Old 08 September 2006, 00:12   #5
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Thanks a lot Alex

I will check it out tonight/tomorrow

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