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Getting error CreateProcess error=206, The filename or extension is too long when tried to build gra

When i am trying to build this on windows bamboo agent it keeps on failing with below message.



when i put my code in same directory near to java8 jdk and execute the gradle build from cmd  it works fine.

so it looks like the path that we are using in the bamboo is too long to process on windows agent.


bamboo build failing

"C:\dev\java8\jdk\bin\java.exe" (in directory "C:\bamboo3\xml-data\build-dir\TARGET-PROJECT-JOB1")


manually working

"C:\dev\java8\jdk\bin\java.exe" (in directory "C:\dev\java8\my_code_repo\")





Error message



error    11-Oct-2018 03:28:20        at net.rubygrapefruit.platform.internal.WrapperProcessLauncher.start(
error    11-Oct-2018 03:28:20        at
error    11-Oct-2018 03:28:20        ... 4 more
error    11-Oct-2018 03:28:20    Caused by: Cannot run program "C:\dev\java8\jdk\bin\java.exe" (in directory "C:\bamboo3\xml-data\build-dir\TARGET-PROJECT-JOB1"): CreateProcess error=206, The filename or extension is too long
error    11-Oct-2018 03:28:20        at net.rubygrapefruit.platform.internal.DefaultProcessLauncher.start(
error    11-Oct-2018 03:28:20        ... 7 more
error    11-Oct-2018 03:28:20    Caused by: CreateProcess error=206, The filename or extension is too long
error    11-Oct-2018 03:28:20        ... 8 more
error    11-Oct-2018 03:28:20    
error    11-Oct-2018 03:28:20    
error    11-Oct-2018 03:28:20    * Get more help at
error    11-Oct-2018 03:28:20    
build    11-Oct-2018 03:28:20    6 actionable tasks: 6 executed
error    11-Oct-2018 03:28:20    BUILD FAILED in 2m 23s
build    11-Oct-2018 03:28:21    Stopped 1 worker daemon(s).

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I was able to correct this problem with below steps: -


Login to the  windows bamboo agent.

cd C:\bamboo3\bamboo3

open the bamboo-agent.cfg.xml file in editor


change the





and restart the agent services from services.

so after this problem of "CreateProcess error=206, The filename or extension is too long" got resolved.


Since i tried to check this manually on windows agent and it was failing in for any location apart from C:\ drive or E:\ drive . so for safer side i selected the E:\ drive.

You can try using LongPathTool software. It will help you
resolve your specific problems regarding File name too long.
Thank you.

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