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Re: Long path names in windows

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: 2004-10-28 00:25:22 CEST

Colin JN Breame wrote:
> The difference seems to be with long path names. I have read somewhere
> that relative paths have a max length of 255 whereas absolute paths can
> be much, much longer.

Where does this limit apply? In the inputs and outputs of certain API
functions? Ones that we use?

> So, I suggest that all relative paths are converted to their absolute
> versions when running on windows. Infact, maybe there is a function in
> the apr that can be used. Anyone know about this?

It is hard to evaluate this solution because it is not clear what problem you
are trying to solve - presumably some problem with paths being too long, but
what exactly? Is this an actual problem that can be demonstrated? Please show
us how.

- Julian

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