Re: Satelem file name format change

Bjoern Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Fri, 2 Jul 1999 10:12:58 +0200

>Oops, real-time follow-up:  My counterpart at JPL just suggested an
>elYYYYMMDD format (ten characters, plus .Z for a total of twelve in the
>compressed version kilroy carries).
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>Is anyone out there unable to cope with this?

I should think every program can cope with it, but some implications are:

The DOS-based prediction/utility programs will show files stored on a
Win9x/NT system as el1999~1. el1999~2 etc. if they have a menu system,
and require you to find out and type these names if not.

Some DOS-based communications programs simply truncate the long names,
with or without warning, and all July files will be written to
el199907. , with or without overwrite warning.

I don't know what the .Z decompression programs will do with long
uncompressed names in a DOS system.

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