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Re: unable to open files checked out with long filenames, paths

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2010 13:05:24 +0200

On 10.09.2010 08:29, Justin wrote:
> I am using TSVN 1.6.10 from 7/16/2010 for windows.
> I created the repository with the 32bit version and use both 32 and 64
> bit clients.
> I'm the only one using the repo, so I have it located on a network
> share.
>
> After checking out, I noticed that a number of the local file icons
> did not have green checks on them.
> The filenames are correct and long.
>
> Furthermore, these files appear to be valid, but arent. Right clicking
> on these files yields the following options: "Open, Print, Open
> With..., Send to. "
> Delete doesnt work directly on these files, but I can delete them by
> deleting the parent folder.
>
> The green checked files work as expected.
>
> I observed that for these problematic files the Path displayed in the
> TSVN checkout window is being truncated.
> However, the filename/path on the local machine is correct, and when I
> copy and paste from the checkout window the full path is there.
>
> Here is what is actually displayed in the checkout window:
> "Added: C:\Documents and Settings\Justin\Desktop\GBBS_TG43_CTMR_paper
> \Authored Red Journal Papers\pdf references\Nag_Controversies-and-New-
> Developments-in-Gynecologic-Brachytherapy-Image-Based-Intracavitary-
> Brachytherapy-for-Cervical-Carcinoma_2006_Seminars-in"
>
> Here are the results from copy and paste
> "Added: C:\Documents and Settings\Justin\Desktop\GBBS_TG43_CTMR_paper
> \Authored Red Journal Papers\pdf references\Nag_Controversies-and-New-
> Developments-in-Gynecologic-Brachytherapy-Image-Based-Intracavitary-
> Brachytherapy-for-Cervical-Carcinoma_2006_Seminars-in-Rad.pdf"
>
> Any ideas?

Complain to MS about this :)
Seriously: the explorer has a limit of path length of 260 chars.
Anything that's longer, the explorer can't handle and therefore TSVN
can't handle it either (unless you pass the paths manually to
TortoiseProc.exe, in which case it will work).

Stefan

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