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  • tgz as base folder truncates long paths

    Discovered on Linux 3.0.10, also present in Windows

    There seems to be a 100-char limit for *only* an expanded tarball path+filename, when Set As a Base Folder.

    Attached sample file longpath_tarball.tgz (renamed to .zip for forum upload, please rename back)
    Use Folder View to set longpath_tarball.tgz as a base folder
    Expand all subfolders

    There is a single file named "HowDidYouFindMeOutHere.txt" but BC only reports "HowDid"
    Contents are correct, but filename will not align with non-tar path+file on other side of compare.
    (To see this, untar. Then compare the untar'd path+file to the original tarball set as a base folder)

  • #2
    This is a known issue since a very long time already.
    Searching the Knowledgebase for "tar" gives the following:

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    Maximum Path Length

    Local and Network Drives
    • NTFS file system, BC version 2.4.2+: 32767 characters.
    • NTFS file system, BC version 2.4.1 or lower: 260 characters.
    • Fat32 file system, BC all versions: 260 characters.
    Tar archive files

    The maximum path length supported in tar archives is 100 characters.

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    Bye
    Christoph

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    • #3
      Thanks for highlighting that, Christoph.
      I had only searched the forums.

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      • #4
        Bob,

        Christoph is correct. The version of Tar supported in BC is limited to a 100 character path length. Support for longer paths in Tar files is on our todo list.
        Chris K Scooter Software

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