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Re: Cgywin filename with 255 character
On Tue, Jul 11, 2006 at 06:01:40PM +0200, J"org Schaible wrote:
> Hi Larry,
> Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote on Tuesday, July 11, 2006 4:50 PM:
> > 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 a bit.
> Is there any pointer at MS, where this is described exaclty? I was
> only able to find some entries in the knowledge base that describe
> applications that are affected by this limit, but nowhere an
> explanation under what circumstances a process/application is hit by
> this limit.
You could also try yesterday's article at
http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/07/10/1238246 for some vaguely
wrong but occasionally inspired opinions on the subject, at least
written in a language less terse than that typically found in most
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