Git checkouts fail on Windows with “Filename too long error: unable to create file”


Warning: WP_Syntax::substituteToken(): Argument #1 ($match) must be passed by reference, value given in /home/paskov1/addon_domains/vmsoft-bg.com/paskov/root/wp-content/plugins/wp-syntax/wp-syntax.php on line 380

Cause

According to the msysgit wiki on GitHub and the related fix this error, Filename too long, comes from a Windows API limitation of file paths having 260 characters or fewer.

Resolution

To resolve this issue, run the following command from GitBash or the Git CMD prompt (as administrator):

git config --system core.longpaths true

This will allow file paths of 4096 characters.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*