[tex-live] 8.3 file name restrictions

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Wed Sep 13 17:40:33 CEST 2006

2006/9/13, Martin Schröder <martin at oneiros.de>:
> 2006/9/13, Werner LEMBERG <wl at gnu.org>:
> > There is a looong list of files on TeXLive which can't be properly
> > handled on MS-DOS (just run doschk) -- I don't talk about
> I seriously doubt that 8.3 should be of any concern today. The only
> filesytems for which this matters are
> - FAT (DOS, which is long out of date),

The file names on FAT are shortened and emTeX has several documented
strategies how to find the files if a long name is used in \input or

> - ISO 9660 level 1 (CDROM), for which various work-arounds exist, and
> - ODS-? (RT-11/OpenVMS), for which newer versions exist.
> Best
>    Martin
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Zdeněk Wagner

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