Ext File Specs, Overview, Benefits
*Conan The Librarian
The deep directories and extended file names supported by Extended File Specifications provide the following benefits: o OpenVMS system managers can manage files with extended names and deep directories in the same manner as Windows NT users. o Users of Advanced Server for OpenVMS 7.2 (formerly known as PATHWORKS for OpenVMS) have the ability to store longer file names and use deeper directory structures, which are more compatible with Windows 95 and Windows NT file names. o Applications developers who are porting applications from other environments that have support for deep directories can use a parallel structure on OpenVMS. o Longer file naming capabilities and Unicode support enables OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.2 and later to act as a DCOM server for Windows NT clients, and ODS-5 provides capabilites that make the OpenVMS and Windows NT environment more homogeneous for DCOM developers. o JAVA applications on OpenVMS will comply with JAVA object naming standards. o General OpenVMS users can make use of long file names, new character support, and the ability to have lowercase and mixed-case file names.