Re: PATH length limit on windows

and after a restoration the mapping that used to be in place is no longer
guaranteed valid - a bit like system generated names for constraints, lobs.
etc etc in oracle.

On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 4:37 PM, Jason Heinrich <jheinrichdba@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> While the end of a short file name is often "~1", it could be another
> number if there is more than one file in the directory that has the same
> first six letters in its name.  Do a "dir /X" to verify the actual short
> file names.
>
> --
> Jason Heinrich
>
>
>
> On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 10:16 AM, M Rafiq <rafiq9857@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>> Vishal,
>>
>> Although I have not aware of any such solution like that but it is time to
>> clean your path.
>> You may use ~ after every 6 character in your path variable for longer
>> path name.
>> It will reduce your path size.
>>
>> You may see the following guidelines which may help. I encountered this
>> issue when I was installing Oracle10g agent on Windows server. It is good
>> fix. In my case it was HP openview which was generating very large path.
>>
>> Regards
>> Rafiq
>>
>> QUOTE
>> ANSWER
>> =======
>> Sorry for the inconvenience, no fix for the character limit in the PATH
>> variable. But, a workaround would be to edit or temporarily remove some
>> entries.
>> Here's an example you can use. If you start with something like this as a
>> single entry in PATH:
>> C:\Program Files\Winterbourn
>> you can edit it and shorten it like this:
>> C:\Progra~1\Winter~1
>> and it will still function normally.
>> If you want, copy your current PATH and remove enough entries so that
>> Oracle
>> can finish. Then you can do what editing you need to do to get everything
>> in under the 1023 character limit.
>> UNQUOTE
>>
>>
>> > From: vishal@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> > To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> > Subject: PATH length limit on windows
>> > Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 11:12:45 +0000
>>
>> >
>> > I am yring to install all versions of oracle 9i, 10g and 11g on a
>> > windows machine. This to compare diferrences between various parameter
>> > (hidden and non-hidden) and other diferences between different
>> > releases and patchsets. But I hit the problem of 1024 limit of path
>> > variable value on windows. I know there is a hotfox to increase this
>> > to 2048 characters. But still with so many versions on same it's quite
>> > easy to hit that limit too.
>> >
>> > One could try clearing the path all together and run a environment
>> > setting batch script to clear the path variable and set it only with
>> > the version you are working with. Does anyone has any better way of
>> > doing this?
>> >
>> > I am lazy and was thinking of using windows select oracle home shortcut.
>> >
>> > Does anyone has any better way of doing this?
>> >
>> >
>> > Cheers,
>> > Vishal Gupta
>> > --
>> > http://www.freelists.org/webpage/oracle-l
>> >
>> >
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