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Another long pathname question
- From: Greg Freemyer <greg dot freemyer at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 18:58:27 -0500
- Subject: Another long pathname question
I just read the release email for 1.7.0
In part it says:
- Fallout from the long path names: If the current working directory is
longer than 260 bytes, or if the current working directory is a virtual
path (like /proc, /cygdrive, //server), don't call native Win32 programs
since they don't understand these paths.
I've done a fair amount of long path name testing in Vista / Win2008,
and I'd like to understand the above in more detail.
In particular in Vista/Win2008 the open dialog box now allows me to
open and modify pre-existing files with long paths.
Or I can use the file explorer to browse to those files, then right
click and open them successfully.
FYI: the command line tools for Vista / Win2008 seem to still have an
issue with long paths.
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