This option enables or disables the elimination of redundant path name information in file paths.
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
to reduce absolute path name length by matching up directories with
corresponding instances of
.. and eliminating
.. sequences in pairs.
It is recommended that you avoid using long and deeply nested
file paths, in preference to minimizing path lengths using the
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