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length of filenames / paths?
« on: November 30, 2011, 02:57:08 pm »
Does anyone know how long filenames and paths can be on the nspire?

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Re: length of filenames / paths?
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2011, 02:58:11 pm »
well, I think 32 characters, but I'm not sure.

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Re: length of filenames / paths?
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2011, 03:20:14 pm »
It's more, I've tested a filename with 36 characters.

edit: after testing, I think the maximal path length is 256 characters, but I'm not quite sure
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Re: length of filenames / paths?
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2011, 03:46:36 pm »
a lot, i've tried it with 180 chars.. possibly 256 i think

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Re: length of filenames / paths?
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2011, 01:18:50 am »
Indeed, it's around 256 characters. Documents' real pathnames start with "/documents", so the user-available part of the file + folder name is slightly lower than ~256 characters.

Needless to say, the Nspire's UI is not really designed for file / folder names that long, although a tooltip showing the full folder / variable name apperas :D
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Re: length of filenames / paths?
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2011, 03:03:40 pm »
And if you click on "recent files" and there is a long named file, it hangs for some seconds.