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RE: Another long pathname question
- From: "Jason Pyeron" <jpyeron at pdinc dot us>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 21:33:07 -0500
- Subject: RE: Another long pathname question
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Christopher Faylor
> Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2009 18:36
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Another long pathname question
> On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 02:29:57PM -0500, Greg Freemyer wrote:
> >If the path is short, it uses the full long directory name
> as expected.
> >If the path exceeds 260, it reverts to using the 8.3 names,
> thus giving
> >a workaround that will allow you to descend deeper into a directory
> >Interesting trick. Maybe you should consider something
> similar for cygwin.
I read this as: When launching a non aware application..., silly me.
> We really don't have to. With all of Corinna's work in
> version 1.7, Cygwin apps handle long pathnames fine. One of
> the reasons for 1.7 was to avoid clever hacks like this when we can.
BTW, it works beautifully.
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