Shareware author Norbert Doerner has released Long Info CMM 1.0, a Contextual Menu Module for Mac OS 9.x that lets users see and even modify the long file names that Apple is using in Mac OS X.
First introduced in Mac OS 8.1, the “Extended Format,” also known as HFS+, allows for 255 characters as object names. The old file system only allowed for 31 characters. But until Mac OS X, this feature was never actually used by Apple, according to
Now, during the transition period from 9.x to X, Long Info CMM allows users to see and modify the long names on the old Mac OS. This is a useful feature for software developers as well as all users who work in both worlds, Doerner said. Long Info CMM is freeware and can be downloaded from the
product Web site.