#470 closed
Scriptish

Long folder/file names for installed scripts

Reported by Scriptish | September 18th, 2011 @ 09:54 PM

Not sure if this has to do with Scriptish itself, or to the individual scripts that I use, but this issue only recently started to occur with the last recent version(s) of Scriptish.

The issue is that the folder and file names for the installed scripts that are saved under my Firefox Profile folder under scriptish_scripts are too long, and due to the 254 character path limit on windows I am unable to backup my whole Firefox profile. An example is the checkboxmate script, which is saved under scriptish_scripts\checkboxmateforgreasemonkeyhttpmacdougalmediacom20100407checkboxmate-for-greasemonkey\checkboxmateforgreasemonkey@httpmacdougalmediacom20100407checkboxma....

That's hundreds of characters just there, making it difficult to keep the whole path under 254 characters since I also need to add the beginning of the path (Application Data, etc...).

File copy operations fail with paths longer than 254 characters, so backing up my Firefox profile is not possible unless I do not backup the scripts.

Is there any way the saved scripts folder and file names could be made shorter? I did not have this issue with Greasemonkey, nor with past versions of scriptish (not sure at which exact scriptish version the problem started though), and I have been using the same scripts for a long time.

I am using Scriptish 0.1.3 on Firefox 5.0.1 on Windows 7 x86.

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