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Re: Tortoise SVN Enhancement request : Increase in path lengths it is possible to manage

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-10-27 19:33:18 CEST

Toby Bailey wrote:

> The repository we have is now very large in terms of path lengths to
> directories. I am now receiving error messages from tortoise telling me
> certain path lengths are too long. As a result population of the
> repository onto my machine is not 100%.
>
> It is an issue I have not had with other svn clients. These are all
> standalone clients, not integrated into the windows shell and they have
> many more issues that make them less suitable for our needs.

I'm sorry, but there's nothing we can do about this. The shell
(explorer) can't handle paths longer than MAX_PATH (a define set to
260). So, paths longer than 260 chars won't work in the explorer (try
it: you can't even create such a path with explorer, and if there
already is such a path created by another application, the explorer
can't browse it).

You can maybe work around that by only checking out a sub-part of your
project. Or shorten the paths.

> I have placed the workspace directly at the root of a drive to minimise
> the path length but I would appreciate if you might consider an
> enhancement to allow longer path lengths to be managed.

I'm not even sure if the shell in Vista can handle such paths. But I
know for sure that the currently available shell versions can't. So we
can't 'enhance' TSVN to support those. Sorry.

Stefan

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