linux max filename length

Joe Crown joecr at
Tue May 6 18:04:32 MDT 2008

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "chad at" <chad at>
> To: "Provo Linux Users Group Mailing List" <plug at>, "Wade Preston Shearer" <lists at>
> Subject: Re: linux max filename length
> Date: Tue, 6 May 2008 11:16:05 -0600
> Wikipedia has a table on max filenames and max file system size;

Thanks for mentioning that article.  I noticed one small problem in it.  They didn't know if HPFS ran on the NT kernel.  It did through Windows NT 3.51 at least.  I know Windows NT 4 wouldn't let you format it, but I don't know if it could read it or if you were forced to upgrade to NTFS.

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