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C.3 BORLAND AND FILE LONG NAMES

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I develop under C3°° 1992 of Borland. Don't ask why. I know it, It runs faster than later version under Win/Dos and is perfectly compatible with Version 5.. but is easier to port around. Now I have a problem: the long file names. I tried a few parameter changes, etc.. I know there is a soure code of the functions fopen, mkdir, etc... I need where I could probably modify the size of the file name filed. Or is there another possibility.  Thx for the help.
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You could try replaing the libraries with more modern ones thus you would not need to change the code. I'm a little doubtful about modifing the code because I don't think it is quite as simple as storing a longer string.

I've not looked into how the long file names are stored but I seem to recall the support for the truncated filesname (eg myfilen~.xxx ) requires some skulduggary.

Steve
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I cetainly need to change libraries and includes files where files
related functions are dealt with. Either in modifyng the code or
in finding new ones acceptable by BC3++. I need to be told
from experience how to do it. Even C5 deals with DOS with
short names as far as I realise.
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