Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Sign up Log in

Earn badges and make progress

You're on your way to the next level! Join the Kudos program to earn points and save your progress.

Deleted user Avatar
Deleted user

Level 1: Seed

25 / 150 points

Next: Root


1 badge earned


Participate in fun challenges

Challenges come and go, but your rewards stay with you. Do more to earn more!


Gift kudos to your peers

What goes around comes around! Share the love by gifting kudos to your peers.


Rise up in the ranks

Keep earning points to reach the top of the leaderboard. It resets every quarter so you always have a chance!


Come for the products,
stay for the community

The Atlassian Community can help you and your team get more value out of Atlassian products and practices.

Atlassian Community about banner
Community Members
Community Events
Community Groups

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).

3 answers

1 accepted

0 votes
Answer accepted

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.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
AUG Leaders

Atlassian Community Events