[fpc-pascal] Function for checking correct file name

Sven Barth pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Sat Sep 15 21:44:33 CEST 2012

On 15.09.2012 21:18, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:
> On 15/09/12 10:54, Sven Barth wrote:
>> Right... but 255 characters for a filename is already rather much as
>> well when I compare this with the amount of text I can squash into a
>> SMS ;)
> Now I can't remember exactly, is that 255 characters, or 255 bytes?
> Because if it is the latter, then the Unicode character count limit
> could be significantly less than 255.

If you look at the link I gave it says 255 characters. This is because 
the filename limit on the NTFS filesystem is 255 UTF-16 characters as 
well (the API seems to be capable of handling larger filenames tough as 
this is indicated by the point that using the GetVolumeInformation 
function you can get a value that contains the maximum amount of 
characters for a file or directory name).


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