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Filenames too long
Jr. Member
Total Posts:  3
Joined:  2007-09-08

I have a demo install running at the German host service allinkl. There where lots of troubles and it took me a while till I found out that several of the filenames weren’t complete. The endings “phtml” and sometime even a bit of the filename were cut, therefore these files couldn’t be found.

It was quite a lot of work to go through all the folders and check the filenames, but after that everything worked fine.

I’m no Linux guy, but I assume there is also a maximum of letters for filenames & directories. Anybody knows how long? Also 256?

Anyway, I didn’t find any messages concering that phenomenon, so i mention it here. Maybe it is of help to someone.

Magento team - you are doing a great job with this software! Thanks!

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