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Re: File name too long problem -- maybe fix coming?

On Dec 18 21:06, Eric Blake wrote:
> According to Linda Walsh on 12/18/2007 3:30 PM:
> > Is it possible the update quoted at the bottom will address or fix
> > the path-len problem, mentioned below, in cygwin?
> Why not try out the snapshots, and see for yourself?  But yes, it looks
> like Corinna is slowly getting to the point where cygwin uses native NT
> functions (which support absolute paths up to 32k in length), in such a
> way that you can access relative path names whose absolute name happens to
> be longer than PATH_MAX.  And I'm sure that she will be adding openat()
> and friends along the way, which is what coreutils and findutils (and any
> other gnulib fts client) wants to use for optimal directory recursion.

Maybe that goes without saying, after all this is an Open Source
project, but I could really need some help here.  The progress is
extremly slow.  There's just too much code to keep an eye upon.
When I started I imagined we could release 1.7.0 in 2007 but as long as
I have to do this conversion to unicode paths alone, it will take a lot
more months.  2008?  Well, maybe...


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat

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