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Git clone - Filename too long error

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For some repositories like Hadoop and Spark, the file paths can be very long. When cloning these repositories using Git Bash, you may encounter this error - Filename too long.

Fix this issue

To fix this issue, you can just simply add another option when cloning:

git clone --config core.longpaths=true <url>

Another approach

If you don't want to add this configuration option each time, you can simply add it into your git configurations. 

git config core.longpaths true
# Or add it globally
git config --global core.longpaths true


Git - git-config Documentation (git-scm.com)

java - How to fix "Filename too long error" during git clone

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