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More Information - Path Too Long

From: Geoffrey Wiseman <diathesis_at_synecdoche.com>
Date: 2003-07-24 02:57:12 CEST

As it turns out, the problem with the checkout I was trying to do
earlier today was that the overall path (where I store the repo plus the
path in the repo) was over 260 characters, more than Windows can handle,
according to this:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/fileio/
base/naming_a_file.asp
 
It's frightening that it came to that, but when you've your repo stored
on your HD, and deep within client folders, you have a JavaDoc API which
has its own deep set of folders ... voila.
 
If it's possible to have SVN check for such a thing and give a cleaner
error message without polluting a cross-platform codebase, then I'd be
more than happy to recommend that - it would have been nice to have SVN
warn me about the path length rather than giving an error that implies I
can't get around a corrupted .svn file.
 
Just thought I'd point it out now that I've figured it out.
 
    - Geoffrey

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Received on Fri Aug 22 08:59:14 2003

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