On Fri, Jun 09, 2000 at 12:58:27PM -0700, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> > Bad example. Not _all_ filenames but temp. ones only which allows to run 
> > FreeBSD binary in MSDOS FS with MSDOS files.
> The point is the same. Files created by FreeBSD binaries during the course
> of operation don't conform to an 8.3 monocase naming scheme (think of
> dotfiles for example). I don't believe there's such a thing as a lowest
> common denominator of file system naming conventions - either a filesystem
> can support UFS names (perhaps through a translation later) or it's not
> suitable for running FreeBSD from.

Dotfiles usually created in user's home directory which is in UFS.
What I mean is simple processing using temp files, consider running zip 
or unzip binaries. Proper way will be to sense FS name/abilitites and tune 
available charset in accordance with them.

> > mktemp() makes temp files in any directory including current one.
> Yes, but in practice it's not used that way since you can't write to most
> directories on the system except ~ and /tmp and relatives.

I don't care about /tmp which is in UFS, I care about current directory.
Probably /tmp-prefix sensing code helps to solve this.

Andrey A. Chernov

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