name too long problem?

Wayne Davison wayned at
Thu Feb 16 08:31:20 MST 2012

On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 6:21 AM, Carlos Carvalho <carlos at>wrote:

> filename overflows max-path len by 1: <path>

Count the characters in the displayed <path> and you'll see what the
max_path value is.  That message is output by the sender, and indicates
names that are too long to put into the stream of file-list data.  Since
rsync currently uses paths from a single chdir, you cannot send files that
overflow the OS's max-path limit when referenced by the in-transfer path +

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