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Re: Long path names...

From: steveking <steveking_at_gmx.ch>
Date: 2005-05-30 16:51:16 CEST

Peter N. Lundblad wrote:
> On Sun, 29 May 2005, Nick Howell wrote:
>>Windows XP. I don't have any trouble with long filenames using other
>>programs; just Subversion. It's a /really/ long path; I didn't count it
>>up, but I would guess it was at least 250 characters long. Perhaps the
>>buffer Subversion uses for filenames isn't large enough?
> Nope. The problem is that Windows doesn't support relative paths with more
> thna 255 characters (or something). To solve this, we need to use
> absolute paths everywhere.
> One solution might be to check out the WC into a shorter path. I think it
> is the total path length that's limited when the path isn't absolute.

It's not just that. Even if Subversion would use absolute paths, you
would get big problems. The shell (i.e. explorer, file-open dialogs,
...) doesn't support pathnames longer than 250 chars. On NTFS, it's
possible to use longer paths, but the shell doesn't work with such paths
and therefore you couldn't access the files there anyway.


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