unable - git long file name support
git pull aborted with error filename too long (4)
Solution1 - set global config, by running this command:
git config --system core.longpaths true
Solution2 - or you can edit directly your specific git config file like below:
YourRepoFolder -> .git -> config:
[core] repositoryformatversion = 0 filemode = false ... longpaths = true <-- (add this line under core section)
Solution3 - when cloning a new repository: here.
I'm using Windows as my OS, and working on a project with a friend who's using a Mac. He checked in code to our Github.
I was trying to git pull everything he did and it aborted with "filename too long" errors of 3rd party code.
What can I do?
A few years late, but I'd like to add that if you need to do this in one fell swoop (like I did) you can set the config settings during the clone command. Try this:
git clone -c core.longpaths=true <your.url.here>
Open your.gitconfig file to add the longpaths property. So it will look like the following:
[core] symlinks = false autocrlf = true longpaths = true
The msysgit FAQ on Git cannot create a filedirectory with a long path seems not up to date, as it still links to old msysgit ticket #110. However, according to later ticket #122 the problem has been fixed in msysgit 1.9, thus:
- Update to msysgit 1.9 (or later)
- Launch Git Bash
- Got to your Git repository which 'suffers' of long paths issue
- Enable long paths support with
git config core.longpaths true
So far, it's worked for me very well.
Be aware of important notice in comment on the ticket #122
don't come back here and complain that it breaks Windows Explorer, cmd.exe, bash or whatever tools you're using.