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Why rebex FTP doesn't give directory listing for path too long scenarios?
Whereas Windows explorer does give listing for all such scenarios.

Applies to: Rebex FTP/SSL

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This is most likely a limitation of your FTP server.

Your FTP server (like many other software) is probably using Windows API functions in a way that limits the maximum path length to 260 characters (see this MSDN article for details) and when Rebex FTP asks it to send a directory listing for a path that is too long, it rejects the request. On the other hand, Windows Explorer is using API calls in a way that makes it possible to handle paths of up to 32767 characters.

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