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Long File Name Device Driver

Martin Head has been tinkering with a new directory device driver that supports longer filenames (up to 72 characters), by adding a path to the start of any file name provided by the operating system, on a per job basis.

So each job could have a LFN1_ device pointing at a different directory on the same storage medium.

This is just a proof of concept at the time of writing (Martin announced it  on 3rd May 2019 on QL Forum)

This is a screen shot from QPC2 showing DIR with and without the added path:

Martin says that he has got QPAC2 to recognise the LFN device.

Anyone wishing to try it out can download the LFN driver and some notes in a PDF file:https://www.qlforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2830