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vanne on 01/23/07


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Workaround to remove or rename files with long names


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Workaround to remove or rename annoying files with long filenames

  1. REM map a temporary directory to the current path
  2.  
  3. subst T: .
  4. T:
  5.  
  6. REM rename the file
  7. rename "a-very-long-(over-200-characters-here)-name.doc" shortname.doc
  8.  
  9. REM or remove it
  10. del "a-very-long-(over-200-characters-here)-name.doc"
  11.  
  12. REM then detach the temp. drive
  13. C:
  14. subst T: /d

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