CRUSH LFN?

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Harry Potter

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Jun 2, 2020, 7:56:21 PM6/2/20
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I just found and downloaded the archive program CRUSH. I like what it advertises. Now, I want to install it on a Win98 computer and am wondering about long file names. I /could/ use 7Zip to compress the files to a .tar archive and compress /that/ using CRUSH. Is there a better way to preserve the ling filenames?

Grant Taylor

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Jun 2, 2020, 8:27:12 PM6/2/20
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I never used it. But purportedly Microsoft has a utility (that came
with Windows 9x?) that would save LFNs so that you could use disk
utilities that didn't support LFNs. Once you were done, you're restore
the LFNs.

Maybe that would work.

I doubt it would be better.



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R.Wieser

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Jun 3, 2020, 6:08:15 AM6/3/20
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Harry,

> Is there a better way to preserve the ling filenames?

I seem to remember that the big-name compression programs (ARJ, ZIP, some
others) already supported long filenames in their GUI programs on W98 (not
sure about W95).

Also, I would advice you to stick with the bigger names in regard to
compression programs, like ARJ, ZIP and a few others. They have a rather
good track record in being able to handle their own (very) old compresed
files. Crush on the other hand (can't remember having ever heard of it by
the way) might not be as supportive ...

Besides that, if you ever want to share such a compressed file it is
advicable to do so in a wel-known format - or you would need to have
everyone you share with to also install that Crush program. Which they
might not be too happy with ... (I sure wouldn't be)

Regards,
Rudy Wieser

P.s.
If you run DOS and create/delete files on a drive which already has long
filenames you will most certainly make a mess of it, losing LFNs and
sometimes getting them linked to the wrong files. Don't ask how I know. :-)


Harry Potter

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Jun 3, 2020, 7:48:18 AM6/3/20
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Never mind: I think it uses the solid approach to compress multiple files. BTW, I'm not sharing the files. :)

Kerr-Mudd,John

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Jun 4, 2020, 4:57:59 AM6/4/20
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On Wed, 03 Jun 2020 10:08:02 GMT, "R.Wieser" <add...@not.available>
wrote:

> Harry,
>
>> Is there a better way to preserve the ling filenames?
>
> I seem to remember that the big-name compression programs (ARJ, ZIP,
> some others) already supported long filenames in their GUI programs on
> W98 (not sure about W95).
>
> Also, I would advice you to stick with the bigger names in regard to
> compression programs, like ARJ, ZIP and a few others. They have a
> rather good track record in being able to handle their own (very) old
> compresed files. Crush on the other hand (can't remember having ever
> heard of it by the way) might not be as supportive ...
>
> Besides that, if you ever want to share such a compressed file it is
> advicable to do so in a wel-known format - or you would need to have
> everyone you share with to also install that Crush program. Which
> they might not be too happy with ... (I sure wouldn't be)
>


I agree;

It's not even mentioned here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_file_archivers

> Regards,
> Rudy Wieser
>
> P.s.
> If you run DOS and create/delete files on a drive which already has
> long filenames you will most certainly make a mess of it, losing LFNs
> and sometimes getting them linked to the wrong files. Don't ask how I
> know. :-)
>
>



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