maximum length of filenames?

reuteler

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why not check?

from the terminal, as is typical for unix, i get up to 255. the finder also let me enter 255. seems true for ufs or hfs+.

on an aside. this is super funky to me.

HFS+
moxie% rm -f lowercase LOWERCASE
moxie% echo test > lowercase
moxie% touch LOWERCASE
moxie% cat LOWERCASE
test
moxie%

UFS
moxie% rm -f lowercase LOWERCASE
moxie% echo test > lowercase
moxie% touch LOWERCASE
moxie% cat LOWERCASE
moxie%

sure am i glad i formatted UFS. as a UNIX guy that would have driven me insane.
 

reuteler

Registered
why not check?

from the terminal, as is typical for unix, i get up to 255. the finder also let me enter 255. seems true for ufs or hfs+.

on an aside. this is super funky to me.

HFS+
moxie% rm -f lowercase LOWERCASE
moxie% echo test > lowercase
moxie% touch LOWERCASE
moxie% cat LOWERCASE
test
moxie%

UFS
moxie% rm -f lowercase LOWERCASE
moxie% echo test > lowercase
moxie% touch LOWERCASE
moxie% cat LOWERCASE
moxie%

sure am i glad i formatted UFS. as a UNIX guy that would have driven me insane.
 
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