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From Stefan Sperling <>
Subject Re: svn command line client 1.8.8 - Error: file name or extension is too long
Date Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:30:21 GMT
On Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 11:29:37AM +0200, wrote:
> Dear team,
> I tried to commit my changes with following error message:
> Error:Cannot run program "C:\srdev\tool\SVN_CLIENT_1.8.8\svn.exe" (in 
> directory 
> "C:\Users\S3F96Q\work\sources\g10ct\SR_G10_CT\modules\sr-g10-ct-batch-xd\src\main\resources"):

> CreateProcess error=206, The filename or extension is too long
> This file in its path is far away from the longest name in project and I 
> only changed the content of its file (did not changed the path or file 
> name). This error prevents me to commit my changes. I also tried to 
> checkout it from scratch, so that path changed to: 
> C:\work\sources\g10ct\SR_G10_CT\modules\sr-g10-ct-batch-xd\src\main\resources, 
> but id did not help.
> Then I tried to commit changes in chunks (I did not change any path or 
> file name), which finally worked. I had 285 files to commit.
> 1. Is it bug? At least message does not correspond to real error
> 2. Can it be configurable (the max file count to commit or some buffer)? 
> (How?)
> 3. Is it fixed in some newer version?
> Thank you
> With regards
> Milan Plancik

IIRC this is a limitation of windows.
Passing absolute paths on the command line should work around it.

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