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Subject: Re: PSN file format and long file names
From: "Larry Cochrane" cochrane@..............
Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2001 16:12:04 -0700

At this point I don't think anyone is using DOS to view the event files. As
I said before both EMON and SDR are DOS programs, so they will continue to
produce 8.3 format event files. One does need to be careful in what
characters are used for the name. As far as I know, and someone please
correct me if I'm wrong, all OSs (except DOS) will except numbers,
upper/lower case A-Z and one or more periods in the name. I once created
some files for a person using a Mac and using a - in the name caused

-Larry Cochrane
Redwood City, PSN

----- Original Message -----
From: "Larry Conklin" 
To: "PSN List" 
Sent: Sunday, July 15, 2001 1:54 PM
Subject: RE: PSN file format and long file names

> One potential drawback to long file names is that people running their
> loggers on old hardware may not be able to use them.  Until recently I was
> running my logger on a very old DOS machine that didn't know from long
> names.  I finally got tired of some other problems that the machine had
> upgraded to a machine that is capable of running Windows, and my logger
> just fine in the Windows environment, so long file names aren't a problem
> for me any more.
> Larry Conklin
> lconklin@............


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