[p4] Windows file name length issues

Chuck Karish chuck.karish at gmail.com
Fri Aug 17 10:00:13 PDT 2007

Pathnames longer than 255 bytes are not portable.  I'd
shorten both the client root paths and the paths in Perforce.

On 8/17/07, Albrecht, Matt <matt.albrecht at zilliant.com> wrote:
> Recently, the Windows users at my office have started experiencing the
> Windows file name length limit, where, due to the length of their client
> root directory, the Perforce client cannot sync the file to the local
> client due to the total local file name length being more than 255
> characters (or right around there). They are all running on Windows XP.
> The current answer I have is to either change the file names so that
> they're more compatible with everyone's system (not a good answer), or
> to shorten the client root (seems like a short term fix).
> Does anyone know of a better, long term solution, or if Perforce on
> Vista has the same problem?  Thanks.
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