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I've burned a CD but can't see long filenames when I mount it on SCO (Old Sco Unix)

You probably used the Joliet format, and you should have used ISO-9660. You also usually need to tell your CD software that you want to use long filenames (they aren't all that long- 31 characters).

The pros and cons are: Joliet CD's can be read by just about anything (Dos, Windows 3.1, SCO) but you do NOT see long filenames unless you use a modern Windows machine (note that if you share the CD on a Win 95/98 machine, and access it from Visionfs on SCO, you will see long filenames). ISO-9660 CD's burned with long filename support can't be read by Dos or old Win 3.1 machines.

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