yes, confirmed, providing absolute paths without the prefix \\?\
works. As you mention, we just have to know which function requires
the prefix, or has it implicit or does not support it at all.
Thanks for your clarification.
On 11.05.2010, at 21:57, Bert Huijben wrote:
> Subversion uses the APR library which handles the escaping for
> specific API functions that allow this trick. The ‘\\?\’ style
> paths are not a different path, but just the original path escaped
> for a specific api.
> (Some Windows APIs allow this trick, others just support long paths
> directly and then there are functions that support neither. By
> passing the long path yourself you assume that all filesystem
> functions have this long path support)
> If you pass absolute paths to svn, it should support long paths
> directly. (Windows doesn’t support long relative paths). Subversion
> 1.7 will probably work better with long relative paths, as it will
> use absolute paths internally for almost every operation.
> From: Heinz Prantner [mailto:heinz.prantner_at_opensynergy.com]
> Sent: dinsdag 11 mei 2010 14:21
> To: users_at_subversion.apache.org
> Subject: long path names on windows prefixed with \\?\ not handled
> by svn commands
> running svn client commands other than svn checkout on windows fail,
> if the path name (of the local working copy location) is prefixed
> with \\?\.
> The prefix is required for path names longer than 255 or so.
> It seems that svn commands like svn info or svn status behave
> than svn checkout command regarding the path name prefix.
> svn info \\?\c:\long\path\name
> svn: '\' is not a working copy
> Any thoughts?
> (I am using svn client version 1.6.11 from CollabNet)
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