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by ncw (Friar)
on Aug 12, 2001 at 22:14 UTC ( [id://104280]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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You could as an option create an alternative tree with hardlinks in to the original files. That way you get to keep the original files unmodified just in case you need them again but you have a new hierarchy for the AppleTalkers to look at.

PS: I've been there too with AppleTalk 32 char file names too! Apple file names can have control characters in which really confuses other platforms!

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by ichimunki (Priest) on Aug 13, 2001 at 04:53 UTC
    That's a great idea! At least I know why I didn't do it this way -- when I go to shorten these filenames, it's so I can use my CD burner which is not usable from Linux (pesky USB peripherals!). Once they are archived these files are history. :)
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by Anonymous Monk on Oct 24, 2003 at 14:12 UTC
    This would be great if you had a pattern to change in the file as well. Therefore, if you were shortening filenames with links in them, you could shorten the names, and not deaden the links. For instance, in html files: change a link from 365105&*)%$$$.php?_&&%GHFKHV to 1st_link.html and get the script to then change the filename, to 1st_link.html Cool, is it possible?

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