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Long pathname support: Watch for MAX_PATH (was: Windows pathname max length problem « Dropbox Forums)

The Wiert Corner – When you want to support long pathnames on Windows, you need to watch for the MAX_PATH limitation. Some tools, like RoboCopy, Beyond Compare and others get it right. Let me take a tool – in this case DropBox, though other tools suffer from the same problem – and investigate how they should do it. Even though DropBox is cross platform, the Windows version of DropBox limits itself to synchronizing files having less than 260 characters in their path. This is a big drawback: it is so 20th century having a limitation like this. It is not a limitation of the Windows API: most Windows API ...
Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2010-06-16 06:00


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