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Re: file name too long
- From: "Larry Hall (Cygwin)" <reply-to-list-only-lh at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2009 15:35:05 -0500
- Subject: Re: file name too long
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Paul Cantalupo wrote:
I updated my cygwin installation to 1.5.25-15 but I'm still getting
'file name too long' errors when trying to extract a .tgz archive that
contains some really long pathnames.
Here is an example of one of the errors:
Cannot open: File name too long
This name is only 201 chars long; I thought Windows max file length
was 255. Interestingly, even some of the files that 'tar' can extract,
'ls' returns an error when I try to see the contents of the directory:
ls: cannot access
File name too long
I found this (http://www.cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-developers/2008-01/msg00000.html)
discussion of what seems to be the same problem that I am having. So,
was a fix ever implemented? Is there a workaround to this problem
other than installing Linux?
Yes, it was implemented for the upcoming Cygwin 1.7 release, now in
Larry Hall http://www.rfk.com
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