cannot send long-named file

Wayne Davison wayned at
Fri Sep 24 18:25:58 GMT 2004

On Fri, Sep 24, 2004 at 09:03:42AM +0200, Jose Luis Poza wrote:
> "2004/09/22 13:30:40 [4880] cannot send long-named file

If the name overflows the MAXPATHLEN for the system, then a file of that
length cannot be referenced with a directory path of that length.  You
may be able to work around the problem in a number of ways:

 - If the problem is in the destination path, choose a destination that
   is nearer to the root.

 - Shorten the directory names involved.

 - Mount a mapped filesystem that lets you refer to deeper directories
   via a shorter name.


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