long directory name problem

bart.coninckx at sita.be bart.coninckx at sita.be
Wed Jan 8 20:36:01 EST 2003

We experience that as well. We use (sadly) Rsycn in Win32 environment. I
hear it's due to the Cygwin utilities.


Bart Coninckx
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Sita ICT Services
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                    Dave Dykstra                                                                                                    
                    <dwd at drdykstra.us        To:     elijah reyen <rsync at reyen.com>                                                 
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                    01/08/2003 21:17                                                                                                

I've never heard of a name length limit.  One operating system(s) and rsync
version(s) are you using?

- Dave

On Wed, Jan 08, 2003 at 07:32:19AM -0800, elijah reyen wrote:
> Does rsync has directory name length limit?  I was trying to rsync a
directory that has the name length of 34 characters and getting permission
denied error.
> $ rsync -avz --delete --force -e ssh /usr/local/apache/htdocs
> building file list ...
> readlink htdocs/CorporateLegalTimesEDITORIAL_files/cBug_blueXs.gif:
Permission denied
> readlink httpd/html/CorporateLegalTimesEDITORIAL_files/title_a.gif:
Permission denied
> When I rename the directory to about half of its original length, the
error goes away.  Any advise are appreciated.
> --
> ER

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