long file name (91) error

Wayne Davison wayned at samba.org
Tue Mar 14 17:11:29 GMT 2006

On Mon, Mar 13, 2006 at 03:29:51PM -0500, Doug Lochart wrote:
> 1)  Unix has as a limit 256 for the length of a file name.  Does this
> limit also apply to a fully qualified path?

It's MS Window that has the extremely short filename limit, and thus the
cygwin environment that cannot handle a long combination of path and
filename.  Perhaps a future version of rsync will try to use chdir more
as it traverses a hierarchy of files, but for now, the only solution is
the one you've already devised.


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