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Subject: Re: [boost] [guideline] 31 character filenames?
From: Daniel James (dnljms_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-03-28 13:57:20

On 28 March 2012 15:21, Felipe Magno de Almeida
<felipe.m.almeida_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 11:16 AM, Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Interesting. Do you know if that is because of a Solaris limit on path
>> size or because of a limit imposed by a particular file system? What
>> file system are you using?
> It is because tar from solaris doesn't handle a extension to the tar format
> that allows path names of unlimited size.

Looking at Wikipedia, it seems that the original tar file format has a
maximum path length of 100 characters, so I guess that's what we're

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