|Subject:||Add support for (removing) long path names (rmtree) on Windows|
|Date:||Thu, 11 Jun 2015 11:56:35 +0200|
|To:||bug-File-Path [...] rt.cpan.org|
|From:||Bram Stappers <bram.stappers [...] gmail.com>|
Dear File-Path maintainer(s), Thank you for providing such a fine module! I am using Perl on Windows and have a problem with removing files with long path names with rmtree. The problem is described here:When trying to remove file paths with a name that exceeds the MAX_PATH the removal fails. Subsequently, the parent directory can obviously not be removed since it is not empty. I understand that this is not a File-Path issue per se since the problem goes all the way down to 'unlink' (and perhaps 'rmdir') of Perl itself. Apparently, there is a module ( that offers support for this in the form of 'unlinkL' and 'rmdirL' functions. It would be really nice if File-Path could use the functions above on Windows. I have attached the relevant Perl/File-Path version information. I am using (ActiveState) Perl on Windows XP and Windows 7 (but I would like it to work on any Windows system with XP or later). Let me know if you require more information. Regards, Bram
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