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pathnames >255 characters: supported by NT, not cygwin...
Linda Walsh wrote:
Dave Korn wrote:
Still lacking in useful information. You *still* haven't told us
earth you managed to get impossibly long file names, you *still*
us the names of any directories that have failed.
Resolution 5: Use a tool that can traverse deep paths
Many Windows programs expect the maximum path length to be shorter than
255 characters. Therefore, these programs only allocate enough internal
storage to handle these typical paths. NTFS does not have this limit and
it can hold much longer paths.
You may experience this issue if you create a share at some point in
your folder structure that is already fairly deep, and then create a
deep structure below that points by using the share. Some tools that
operate locally on the folder tree may not be able to traverse the whole
tree starting from the root. You may have to use these tools in a
special way so that they can traverse the share. (The CreateFile API
documentation describes a method to traverse the whole tree in this
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