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Re: name length limit

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: name length limit
Date: Thu, 4 Apr 2002 15:43:07 -0800 (PST)

> From: Cliff Wright <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 4 Apr 2002 13:38:35 -0800
> When making a tar file that included a file that had more than 100
> characters in it's full name(including directory portions), the name
> was silently truncated.

It doesn't happen for me.  There is no practical limit on file name
lengths with GNU tar, and hasn't been for many years.

> The version of tar I was looking at was 1.13.19.

Weird.  Perhaps there was a bug in that version.  Please try 1.13.25,
the latest test version.

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