There are these times that you really have to use Windows and in those cases some issues like the 255 path limit tend to occur with network mounts.
Luckily, this is fairly easy to solve with a small Python snippet:
import os UNUSED_DRIVE_LETTER = 'x:' def windows_walk(top, topdown=True, onerror=None, followlinks=False): for path, dirs, files in os.walk(top): os.system('subst "%s" "%s"' % (UNUSED_DRIVE_LETTER, path)) yield UNUSED_DRIVE_LETTER, dirs, files os.system('subst -d "%s"' % UNUSED_DRIVE_LETTER)
Just use it like the normal `os.walk`, so something like this:
for path, dirs, files in windows_walk('some_long_path'): print '%s takes %s bytes in %s files' % ( path, sum([getsize(join(path, name)) for name in files]), len(files), )