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Re: Cgywin filename with 255 character
- From: "Lev Bishop" <lev dot bishop at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2006 11:57:19 -0400
- Subject: Re: Cgywin filename with 255 character
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> <4424BE59.9184F1E1@dessent.net> <email@example.com> <loom.20060710T222739firstname.lastname@example.org> <44B3BA9E.email@example.com>
On 7/11/06, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
Windows places a limit on the number of ASCII characters in a file/path name.
It's approximately 260 characters. Cygwin path conversion may cut that down
More precisely, both the windows version of the path, and the posix
version of the path, must each be less than 260 characters, including
the 3 chars of 'C:\' for the windows version and the full path from
root for the cygwin version. If you want to access long filenames via
a cygwin path, make sure you mount the directory such that the cygwin
mountpoint is at least as short as the windows path of the mountpoint.
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