Re: [Rd] [PATCH] R ignores PATH_MAX and fails in long directories (PR#14228)

From: Murray Stokely <>
Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2010 17:02:54 -0800

Indeed thanks to ripley@ for submitting it. I don't see a note in the NEWS file and it would be nice to point this out as fixed since others may have run into this problem. Could someone submit something like this as well?

Index: NEWS

     o read.fwf() works again when 'file' is a connection.

+ o R now works correctly with filesystem paths longer than 255 + characters on platforms that support it (PR#14228).

                CHANGES IN R VERSION 2.10.1

On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 9:12 AM, Seth Falcon <> wrote:
> On 3/11/10 12:45 AM, Henrik Bengtsson wrote:

>> Thanks for the troubleshooting,
>> I just want to second this patch; it would be great if PATH_MAX could
>> be used everywhere.

> The patch, or at least something quite similar, was applied in r51229.

> + seth

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