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5.1 Features provided by DJGPP

This section describes some advanced features provided by DJGPP. Most of these features are built into the C library, but some are provided by the basic development utilities which are part of the DJGPP development environment. Since DJGPP is a Posix-compliant environment, many of these features are motivated by Unix compatibility.

The features mentioned above are mostly small niceties. But can you imagine the amount of hacking needed to get Unix Makefiles and shell scripts to work on DOS and Windows machines, if these tidbits didn’t exist?



Windows NT does not include this API, therefore DJGPP programs cannot access long file names on NT systems. However, a free LFN driver for NT is available from the v2misc/ directory of the DJGPP archive on Simtel.NET.

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