Rich Freeman on 14 Sep 2015 06:31:33 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Convert ext4 Filenames to FAT-compatible Names

On Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 9:24 AM, Michael Leone <> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 9:11 AM, Rich Freeman <> wrote:
>> On Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 8:48 AM, Keith C. Perry
>> <> wrote:
>> > I was going to ask for a further definition of "portable".  I'm assuming that means across system platforms which would also leads me to use NTFS.
>> >
>> How widespread is NTFS support for mobile devices?  Or even for
>> non-mobile?  FAT32 tends to be used because it is so old and
>> universally-supported.
> The original post said the flash drive used FAT, not FAT-32. I'm
> guessing either an old flash drive, or a very small one .. or maybe a
> typo ... :-)

Usually people mean FAT32 when they say FAT.

I mean, unless this is an 8.3 filename 12-bit FAT.  I'll assume that
this supports the space-age DOS v2 concept of subdirectories, but DOS
v1 didn't even support those (nor did the original MacOS filesystem

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