[Rd] segfault in browseURL()
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Mar 31 22:45:42 CEST 2004
With what settings of argument `browser'?
If this is using file associations there is a Windows internal limit (it
designed for files and there is a 264 char path limit on files), so I
don't think you can entirely avoid this, although we can avoid the
If you absolutely must have such long URLs, try specifying a browser
(although you will probably find limits that way too).
As the FAQ asks, we do need a reproducible example to check the fixes.
On Wed, 31 Mar 2004, Jeff Gentry wrote:
> Using Win2K (and reportedly WinXP), when the length of the 'url' string
> >= 280 characters, a segmentation fault occurs.
> This doesn't seem to be affecting unix machines.
It's completely independent code between Unix and Windows.
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