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ReadMe.txt 2010-01-03 2.7 kB 11 weekly downloads
TLPD (Too Long Path Detector) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ by Or Ben Shabat Brief ~~~~~~ TLPD was developed as a complementary product for the EVACopy project, (http://evacopy.sourceforge.net) but it's very useful as a standalone program as well. TLPD scans the directory tree, looking for files and folders with full path name longer than a specified threshold. the reason for this is the inability of Windows operating systems to handle path names longer than 255 characters. some programs fail to work correctly with them, and TLPD is used to detect them for you, so you can move or rename them to shorter paths. Standard Use ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ you can start TLPD in the usual way, and then you are asked for the path to check and for the threshold to use. with these parameters the program gets to work (this may take a minute or two), and displays a log with a list of files and folders with too long path names. the log is saved in the temporary folder by the name "TLPD-log.txt", so you can review it later. Advanced Use ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ you can start TLPD with command-line parameters, the 1st is the path to check, and the 2nd is the threshold. for example: tlpd.exe c: 200 this is intended for automated silent operation. this means that the log file is not presented to the user, only saved to disk. you can integrate TLPD into a script in this way, and make use of the exit codes described next. you may also pass asterisk (*) as the first parameter (instead of a specific path), and TLPD will scan all drives (local and network) in your system. for example: tlpd.exe * 200 if the command-line parameters are misconfigured, the program ignores them, and switches to standard mode. Tray Icon ~~~~~~~~~~ TLPD displays a tray icon, indicating that the program is in progress. if you click it, the program is paused, and a menu appears where you can choose to resume or to terminate, or to leave it paused. when the program is paused, the icon blinks into a red X sign. in silent mode, the tray icon is not displayed. however, you can see that the program is in progress by the TLPD.exe process in Windows Task Manager, and also terminate it from there. remember that the silent mode is intended for advanced users. Exit Codes ~~~~~~~~~~~ TLPD returns the following exit codes: 0 - program completed successfully, too long paths were not found. 1 - error in path parameter. 2 - error in threshold parameter. 3 - program completed successfully, too long paths were found! 9 - aborted by user, by pressing "cancel" when asked for path or threshold. Open Source ~~~~~~~~~~~~ TLPD is quite simple, written as an Autoit v3.3.0.0 script. the script includes the pseudo-code and remarks. enjoy!
Source: ReadMe.txt, updated 2010-01-03