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Re: file name too long
On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 4:27 PM, Tim McDaniel <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 24 Feb 2009, Paul Cantalupo <hey, I remembers to expunge
> this!> wrote:
>> Cannot open: File name too long
>> This name is only 201 chars long; I thought Windows max file length
>> was 255.
> I have a vague memory that the limit includes the current directory
> path. ?Anyone else know whether that's true or not?
The issue is definitely an issue with the full path length. There may
also be a max filename length, but I have not come across it.
>> Is there a workaround to this problem other than installing Linux?
Since your just trying to extract a tar file, create a directory
"c:/a" then cd into it and try to extract from there. We use that
trick fairly often.
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