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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] long file path support for windows

From: Ryan How
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] long file path support for windows
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2008 09:58:01 +0800
User-agent: Thunderbird (Windows/20080914)

Hmm.. The current cygwin head has unicode and long file path support I believe. I wonder about going down that path again until windows python catches up...

According to http://bugs.python.org/issue542314 the long file path issue is resolved in python 2.5 if using UNC paths ?

I'm gonna do some investigating :)

And I don't know about long file paths on Windows happening in the 1.2.x
branch.... I think you're going to need to wait for Python 3 and an updated
WinPython with Unicode operations. :-/

As a possible workaround, from the Windows CLI you can try to use
subst to map a new drive letter into the middle of you longpath.

if you know you have long paths within "c:\documents and
settings\administrator\documents" you should be able to do:

subst x: "c:\documents and settings\administrator\documents"
rdiff-backup x:

And gain 40 or so chars.

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