Re: Why from there?

Riley Williams (
Thu, 14 May 1998 20:33:17 +0100 (BST)

Hi there.

>> A final gripe: Why oh why aren't the files numbered with zero
>> padding, e.g:

> kiun> linux-2.1.08.tar.gz
> kiun> linux-2.1.09.tar.gz
> kiun> linux-2.1.10.tar.gz

> Maybe even

> linux-2.1.001.tar.gz
> linux-2.1.010.tar.gz
> linux-2.1.100.tar.gz

> or even

> linux-0002.0001.000001.tar.gz :-))

One of the limits of the current numbering system is apparently that
none of the three fields can be set larger than 255, so a maximum of
three digits would be required if one of those methods was to be

Best wishes from Riley.

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