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I am using SSH Secure Shell GUI to transfer some folders from Windows to a RHEL server, but one of the file inside the folders has a name which is too long and I can't shorten the name as it is some output of compilation process.

The transfer fails with no explicit message and it took me a certain amount of time to realize what the problem was, simply by repeating the drag-and-drop with subfolders until I have found the failing one.

If from inside the subfolder I manually drag the file to the server, everything works, however when I try to drag all the parent folder, the operation fails.

Where does this limitation come from and how can my problem be solved?

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How long is the filename? –  depquid Mar 19 '13 at 14:24
    
CurrencyInitializer$$anonfun$com$gottex$gottware$server$startup$initializers$imp‌​l$currency$CurrencyInitializer$$updateDepositEquivalentBonds$1.class –  Edmondo1984 Mar 19 '13 at 14:53
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Actually, I should have asked you to include the length of the folder name as well. Most likely you are running into a limitation or bug of the SSH client software you are using on the Windows side or of Windows itself, which would make this a Windows question unfortunately. You could try another client, such as PSFTP, to see if that makes a difference. –  depquid Mar 19 '13 at 15:02
    
can you suggest any solution with a gui? :) –  Edmondo1984 Mar 19 '13 at 16:29
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WinSCP or FileZilla should work, at least for testing. –  depquid Mar 19 '13 at 16:39

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