by jesse

what is the maximum length of a file name in mac os 9?

the HFS+ file system and mac os 9 support file names of upto 255 unicode characters, previous versions only supported 31 character names. but most applications do not yet support the longer names, the finder doesnt even support them. So, at this time you cant really use names longer than 31 characters, even though the underlying file system supports them.


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