Git: long path issue on Microsoft Window platform


Git on Windows does not supports paths, longer than 260 characters (Windows' MAX_PATH): Git-cannot-create-a-filedirectory-with-a-long-path
This is a known technical limitation on Windows.


The latest released version of msysgit - Git for Windows (Git-1.9.0-preview20140217.exe) introduced support for long paths (issue #52). Assuming only that the "core.longpaths" config entry is set to true, i.e.:
git config --global --add core.longpaths true