1.5.18: MAX_PATH not meeting me needs - shorter than windows max path.
Mon Dec 5 18:37:00 GMT 2005
Yonas Jongkind wrote:
> I have some paths that are long. I am providing an example that is 268
> bytes long (sorry about the line wrapping):
This is not a Cygwin-imposed limitation, it is one that is mandated by
Windows, which defines MAX_PATH to 260 for the ANSI versions of all the
The only way to get around this is to use the Unicode version of the
APIs, and I expect that eventually this will be done. But it's a very
large and invasive change and would require significant effort.
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