Enables or disables the elimination of redundant path name information in file paths.
Effective on Windows systems only. It is supported only on 32-bit host platforms.
Windows systems impose a 260 character limit on file paths. Where path names exist whose
absolute names expand to longer than 260 characters, you can use the
--reduce_paths option to reduce absolute path name length by matching up
directories with corresponding instances of .. and eliminating the
directory/.. sequences in pairs.
It is recommended that you avoid using long and deeply nested file paths, in preference
to minimizing path lengths using the
The default is
A file to be linked might be at the location:
Your current working directory might be at the location:
The combination of these paths results in the path:
By using the option
--reduce_paths the path becomes: