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Re: 254 char limit on NT paths

From: Vera Albrecht
Subject: Re: 254 char limit on NT paths
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 12:39:49 GMT

I observed a path length limitation under NT.
You can't create the file with this long file name even "by hand", can

I found this on Microsofts C++ help:
#define _MAX_PATH   260 /* max. length of full pathname */
#define _MAX_DRIVE  3   /* max. length of drive component */
#define _MAX_DIR    256 /* max. length of path component */
#define _MAX_FNAME  256 /* max. length of file name component */
#define _MAX_EXT    256 /* max. length of extension component */


On Fri, 23 Nov 2001 15:09:24 +0000, Gawain Hammond
<address@hidden> wrote:

>I'm trying to check out some code from CVS, that another perosn checked 
>in. but when I checkout the module, although no error is returned, one 
>particular file is never updated, but on everyone else's client it is. 
>We eventually worked out the problem; I use a deeper path to check the 
>files out, and therefore at our project's deepest directory level 
>combined with where I check code out to, one particular file name + the 
>path to that file = 256 characters, and CVS won't check it out under NT.
>does anyone know a way around this path limit on NT? SO that I can 
>checkout this file where I want?

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