Support for Long Filenames in r11

Document ID : KB000055543
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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With the release of VFAT, Microsoft enabled users to use long file names (A file and/or directory name that contains a space or spaces or is longer than eight characters). In order for Microsoft to maintain backward compatibility with existing DOS volumes, long file names, if present, are converted to the original 8.3 character file naming convention.

To access a long file name with spaces from a MS-DOS Window or Shell, you must place the name of the directory and/or file in quotes. An example of how to change into a long file name directory would look like:

cd "C:\Program Files"

Unicenter CA-XCOM Data Transport for NT r11 introduces support for long file names. This allows users to install Unicenter CA-XCOM Data Transport for NT r11 under directories that contain spaces:

"C:\Program Files\CA\xcomnt"

With this enhancement, the following features are affected:

  • Installation

  • Exits & Transfer Scripts

  • CA-XCOM Configuration

  • SNA Configuration

  • Jobs

When installing, re-installing, or upgrading Unicenter CA-XCOM Data Transport for NT r11 into a directory or PATH that contains a space or spaces please note the following:

  • Installation - You may now install Unicenter CA-XCOM Data Transport for NT r11 into a directory whose name contains a space or spaces.

    • The %XCOM_HOME% and required Unicenter CA-XCOM Data Transport for NT and the registry entries will include spaces. This is done at installation time. User intervention is not required.

  • Exits & Transfer Scripts - The parameters that are passed to the Unicenter CA-XCOM Data Transport scripts will be between quotes.

    • Any customized CA-XCOM Exits or Transfer Scripts will need to be updated.

    • Include quotes around long file names when issuing any command line transfers from a MS-DOS Window or shell.

  • CA - XCOM Configuration - Any SSL sample configurations must specify the install path name between quotes.

  • Jobs - Any .bat or .exe jobs that specify long file names must be in quotes.

  • SNA Configuration - The specification for the TP paths will need to change to reflect the new directory path with spaces.

New sample scripts are available at r11 for xcompre.bat, xcomend.bat and xcomlp.bat.