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#14 diff fails to handle long file/directory paths

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nobody
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2010-06-25
2009-06-08
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diff utility reports "No such file or directory" when file/directory path is very long, even though path is within OS (Windows XP) limits. I guess diff utility somewhere uses relative path instead of absolute. If absolute path is used then max OS limited path could be used, as max relative path length is much more limited than absolute.

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  • Jay Satiro

    Jay Satiro - 2010-06-25

    I thought I closed this bug. I always appreciate when people take the time to report bugs, but this isn't the right place. sbronson is correct. Also this is a known issue and has been discussed in gnuwin32 forum or tracker somewhere.

     
  • Jay Satiro

    Jay Satiro - 2010-06-25
    • status: open --> closed-invalid
     

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