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Old 06-26-2002
UNIX Filename length restrictions?

Can anyone help me out with information on the filename length restrictions in UNIX? Thanks!
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Old 06-26-2002
Varies by OS. Best bet is to Google your question.
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Old 06-28-2002
256 or so...

On average, I would say that it is 256 chars.

You can have as many . - and other allowed special chars as you want. I doubt that you will need that long of a filename. Thank God for filename completion!!!! In HPUX... and others.
 

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