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Re: Problems with the the length of names and Windows

From: Benjamin Bentmann <benjamin.bentmann_at_udo.edu>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2008 15:58:41 +0000 (UTC)

Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn <at> gmail.com> writes:

> That means, TSVN *always* uses absolute paths.
> The problem here is that even absolute paths can't exceed 260 chars. But
> there's a little trick you could use:

But then I do not get the point of the previously mentioned FAQ. It says:

> Fortunately, the Apache Portable Runtime (APR) library that Subversion uses
transparently converts absolute paths (like C:\WorkingCopy\file.txt) into the
form required by the Windows APIs (\\?\C:\WorkingCopy\file.txt), and back again.

The trick you mean should happen "transparently". Why doesn't it? If not the
TortoiseSVN GUI, it seems some of the libraries underneath got broken.

> (haven't tested with the 1.4.7 release though, but I guess it should work
there too).

Confirmed, checkout with 1.4.7 using "\\?\" worked but then all the other
commands will not function as you already said.

Benjamin Bentmann

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