#550 Bug in NppShell when trying to open many files

Next_major_release
closed
nobody
None
7
2014-08-16
2014-01-10
Andreas Jonsson
No

https://sourceforge.net/p/notepad-plus/discussion/331753/thread/8486c498/

To reproduce: create a folder with many textfiles where the sum of the textfiles' names is larger than 32768 (e.g a folder with 700 files each with a name longer than 50 characters). Select them all, right click, and choose "Edit in Notepad++". An error occurs.

When opening files using NppShell, it tries to create a single command-line call. But there is a limit to how long such a call can be (2048 or 32768 chars depending on Windows version). The files need to be opened in batches to avoid creating too long command-lines.

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  • Don HO
    Don HO
    2014-05-01

    • status: open --> accepted
    • Priority: 5 --> 7
     
  • Don HO
    Don HO
    2014-05-01

    It won't be in the next version (v6.6), but future version (v6.6.1)
    Thank you for the patch.

    Don

     
  • Don HO
    Don HO
    2014-05-12

    Andreas,

    I compiled new binary in both 32/64 bits version under VS2008.
    You may want to check them in :
    http://notepad-plus-plus.org/tmp/npp.Installer.exe

    Don

     
  • Don HO
    Don HO
    2014-08-16

    • status: accepted --> closed