It doesn't matter how fast it does it.  It matters what language it does it.
C and C++ are a big no no as our company doesn't have a compiler (winblows).

Thanks for the pointer

"David Otton" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message
> On Wed, 10 Jul 2002 13:14:44 +0100, you wrote:
> >I've got an application that requires dos folder names (8.3 standard) as
> >input.
> >
> >I also have PHP, which quite happily can cope with both.
> >
> >Can someone help me write a function to translate full paths to dos paths
> You may have to drop down to C/C++ and ask the OS to lookup the short
> version of the path for you (GetShortPathName and GetShortPathNameW).
> But if you want to do it "by hand", Knowledge Base article Q142982
> might be a place to start.

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