M$ to license FAT

Taavi Burns taavi-LbuTpDkqzNzXI80/IeQp7B2eb7JE58TQ at public.gmane.org
Tue Dec 9 21:06:24 UTC 2003

On Tue, Dec 09, 2003 at 01:04:09PM -0500, Chris Aitken wrote:
> Taavi Burns wrote:
> > DOS provided long filename support?  Not that I remember.
> > It all started with Windows 95.
> It's moot, but I think it was the Windows 95 version of DOS, which stored
> long filenames with the 8.3 convention. So whateverfile.txt is stored in
> W95 DOS as whatev~1.txt

Yes, as Chris said, MS-DOS 7.  It's not really clear which is which, though,
since you can access files by their long or short names in both DOS 7 and

They both store both names; you can't put long filenames on FAT without
having an 8.3 version, too.

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