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Re: Cygwin's ACL handling is NOT interoperable with Windows




Andrey Repin wrote:

> Greetings, Stefan Kanthak!
> 
>> PS: <https://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/using.html#pathnames-win32-api>
>>     too states bloody lies:
> 
>>     | The Windows subsystem only supports CWD paths of up to 258 chars.
             ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> 
> 260 including drive letter.

WRONG, AGAIN!
260 is the value of MAX_PATH, which accounts for the trailing \0, and
commonly used as

| char buffer[MAX_PATH];

I recommend to read
<https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/fileio/naming-a-file>
VERY careful!

>>     The Win32 API supports pathnames with up to 32767 (Unicode) characters;
>>     this includes of course the CWD!
> 
> CWD may be, but command processor does not.

Neither Cygwin's WRONG documentation nor I referred to the command processor.

regards
Stefan

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