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What is the character limit for file/folder/etc. names on the BeOS?

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The Be File System supports file names of up to 256 characters. In other words, a file named "A letter I wrote and sent to my mother in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and ninety-eight" has a name which is actually less than half as long (only 96 characters) as it could have been.

Plug-in "foreign" file systems mounted under the BeOS may have more restrictive limits inherent in their design. For example, HFS (Mac) supports a maximum of 31 character file names ("Letter to Mom, sent 5/5/97"), and the inimitable FAT (DOS and Windows 3.x) restricts you to 8-DOT-3 character names ("LETR2MOM.DOC").

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