I am trying to copy classical music files to a sony NWZ-A15 walkman.
My problem is that I am getting problems resulting from file names being too long. I have checked and few are over 100 characters, so what I suspect is that the whole path is counted. Is this true and if so are there any
fixes like soft links etc which I can use to minimise the apparent path length seen by the copy process?
It is more likely that the walkman has restrictions on the file name length.
For linux file systems, I think the limit is 256 (or maybe 255) – that’s just the name part. I’m not sure what the limit is for VFAT file systems.
I’m not sure about path length limits, but that probably depends on what software you are using. I have run into such limits in the past. But by using “cd” so that I am working with current directory, I was able to get around path length limits.
Like nrickert, I assume that your walkman is the problem. But as you only say
My problem is that I am getting problems resulting from file names being too long.
without any explanation, like error messages, it is a bit problematic to help you in interpreting what you see.