AIX file name question display

When i transfer a file called 61ssl98m.tar.Z from a cd which was burned on a windows computer to aix server, it is read as 61ssl9~1.z in the aix putty session.

can anyone tell me why this file 61ssl98m.tar.Z is read as 61ssl9~1.z  in the aix putty session screen? and if i can fix it? to display the full name.

i have aix 6.1
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woolmilkporcConnect With a Mentor Commented:
If there is no option to enable the Joliet extensions it will not work.

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joolsConnect With a Mentor Commented:
more likely to be the file system you used on the cd when you burned it, not all support the long file names so they get truncated.

any idea what filesystem was used on the cd?

if you use something like nero you can select a filesystem type
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woolmilkporcCommented:
Yes, and it must be "Joliet"!

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woolmilkporcConnect With a Mentor Commented:
To be clear: I mean the "Joliet extension to the ISO 9660 file system".

With Nero (and probably with most others too)  this extension must be explicitly enabled by clicking the appropriate checkbox.

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assistunixAuthor Commented:
I just used windows built in option of burning a cd by dragging the files into the cd folder and writing them to the cd
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joolsCommented:
The windows burning options are quite basic, if you dont have the correct file system options how about zipping or tarring the files into a single archive like arch.tar then burn that to the cdrom and upzip/tar on the host?
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assistunixAuthor Commented:
the file is already tar and zipped, before burning it on to cd.
when i mount the cd in AIX, it doesn't read the tar ziped file name properly, it abbreviates it.

when i untar unzip the file, than all the files names within that tar are displayed properly ,un abbreviated.

so there is no way to unabbreviate the name of a file that is burned onto cd using windows basic burning option?
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woolmilkporcCommented:
Copy the file to an AIX filesystem and rename it there, or choose a filename adhering to the "8.3" convention before burning it.
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woolmilkporcConnect With a Mentor Commented:
To answer your basic question: without Joliet the original filename information is lost and cannot be reconstructed.
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joolsConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Thats why I suggested a name like arch.tar, it wont get truncated.

I take it ftp is out of the question..
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assistunixAuthor Commented:
Thank you for both for the clarification, that name gets truncated due to basic windows cd burning option.
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