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Long file names on OS9 (2 posts)

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  • Started 20 years ago by pilot
  • Latest reply 20 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • pilot Member

    Does Fetch 4.0.3 support long filenames over 31 characters on Mac OS9.1 ?

    I can see these extra long file names on my Mac using ZipIt 2.2 but as soon as they are unzipped they get truncated and shortened.

    I am having to trawl through all the php files that make up the programs and updates and put them right. Its driving me mad
    Anyone have any clue on how I can get over this?

    Posted 20 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Fetch supports long file names wherever the OS supports them, i.e. on Mac OS 9 and later, on Mac OS Extended volumes. It sounds like that version of ZipIt does not support long file names. You might try expanding the files with StuffIt Expander 7 (available from or some other tool.

    Note that you won't be able to see long file names in the Finder on Mac OS 9.


    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 20 years ago #

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