[p4] p4v sync -f failing with unable to create a file that has been removed from repository

Patrick B perforce-user-forum at forums.perforce.com
Tue Apr 21 07:25:01 PDT 2015

Posted on behalf of forum user 'Patrick B'.

If -f is specified then Perforce will forcefully try to remove deleted files as
well (to ensure they're really not there - which makes sense).
The problem is the max path error is broken in this case.  For *that*
given path, it wouldn't have been able to create the file in the workspace
in the first place so to error out saying it can't remove a file that it
couldn't have put there is bogus.
This has caused us a lot of heartache lately with build servers that use -f for

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