[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.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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