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# 1  
Old 01-29-2002
Maximum file name length

Hi folks,

Can anybody tell me whether there is any limit on the file name length and directory name length in UNIX.
# 2  
Old 01-29-2002
Believe it to be 132 characters which is limited by how much the buffer can except versus how long a filename can be.
thehoghunter
# 3  
Old 01-29-2002
Found a correct answer:
Within a ufs filesystem the maximum length of a filename is 255
characters.

Within a system V filesystem the maximum length of a filename is 14
characters
thehoghunter
# 4  
Old 01-30-2002
Thanks thehoghunter,


One more query about this, how to find out which file system you are using. Is there any command in UNIX to find it out.
# 5  
Old 01-30-2002
df -n on a Solaris or HPUX system will work.
thehoghunter
 

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