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Re: Problem with Big File Name

From: Patrick Burleson <pburleson_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-08-02 23:03:41 CEST

On 8/2/05, Karthik Krishnan <karthik@vwebsol.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I recently encountered an Issue with Subversion 1.2. We recently
> migrated (2 months back) to Subversion from good old VSS.
> Recently, when I was doing a checkout of my project, I hit upon the
> error as following when SVN was about to get a specific File.
> svn: Your .svn/tmp directory may be missing or corrupt; run 'svn
> cleanup' and try again
> svn: Can't open file
> '.svn\tmp\text-base\FEDI-AutoCollectExpress-FileUpload_TRANSLATIONS_TRANSLATION
> XML_FEDI-AutoCollectExpress-FileUpload_FEDI-AutoCollectExpress-Custom-Output-Xml.LOB.svn-base':
> The system cannot find the path specified.
> 1. One thing I noticed is that the file name was big.
> 2. But I am able to checkout this file easily without any problem from
> some other folder in my machine.
> 3. On further digging, I found that the length of the whole path matters
> as well. There seems to be some limitation there.

The limit on Windows is 255 characters total in the path, plus
filename (can't remember if that includes everything after the "." as

I run into this all the time with my iTunes library if I don't move it
from C:\Documents And Settings\username\Documents\....etc.

It's my understanding it's no longer a limitation in the filesystem,
but something that's there for "legacy". Ugh.


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