# Re: Potential bug

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2007a_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2007-01-18 05:53:48 CET

On Jan 17, 2007, at 18:08, Feiock, Ryan wrote:

> I was wondering if there is a character limit when running svn
> checkout from the command line. The reason I ask, is that I get
> the following when trying to check out a file with a very large URL:
>
>
>
> svn: Can't open file 'Controls\ProductConfigurator\ProductCatalog
> \Properties\DataSources\_svn\tmp\text-base
> anDataSet.datasource.svn-base': The system cannot find the path
> specified.
>
>
>
> This file is on a branch that was just created two days ago. The
> trunk (which has a shorter URL) can handle the checkout with no
> issue, and I can also run the checkout from Tortoise with no
> issue. The URL that is choking is:
>
>
>
> svn://infdb-01/repos-acpx/core/branches/webtop/telution/Comx/
> Windows/Controls/ProductConfigurator/ProductCatalog/Properties/
> DataSources/
> nDataSet.datasource
>
>
>
> Which is 225 characters not counting the temp .svn directories that
> SVN appends. Has anyone seen this?

Yes there is a 255-character limit on Windows, which you appear to be
using, given the backslashes in your path. I believe it's a 255-
character *relative* path limit. So if you check out a smaller subset
of the repository, whose total relative path length would thus be
shorter, that could work.

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