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Re: File name length

Troy Bull wrote:
On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 2:07 PM, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
Troy Bull wrote:
 > Greetings
 > Over the last few days I have ran into the error where a filename is
 > too long for cygwin.  I know this has been discussed does anyone have
 > a timeline for when this might get changed?

 It will be changed for the 1.7.x series.  You can experiment with the
 snapshots <> if you like.  There are no
 firm timeline for the release yet.

this looks interesting and I am glad to give it a try. That being said, how do i use it, just replace my current cygwin1.dll with the one I download from this snapshot page?

Yes, if you just want to use it. If you want to build things against this, then you need the larger set of files. Make sure you've stopped all Cygwin apps (including services) before doing the replace.

Larry Hall                    
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A: Yes.
> Q: Are you sure?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?

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