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Re: Problems with the the length of names and Windows

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-09-03 09:28:02 CEST

George Marselis wrote:
>> We have used Subversion 1.2.3 with Tortoise 1.2.2 build 4295 – 32
>> bit. We have a problem when the path of folders and files is more
>> large than 256 characters. We have a problem when the length of the
>> path of the folders and the names of the files surpass the 256
>> caracteres.
> That's not a problem with subversion. That's a confirmed problem with
> NTFS. The absolute filename (path + filename) must not exceed 256
> chars (a short int), and it gets shorter, if you use unicode chars
> which do not map to english char.

Not quite correct: pathnames on NTFS can be up to 32kbytes long. But the
shell (i.e. explorer, desktop) can only deal with pathnames up to
MAX_PATH characters (which is defined as 256).


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