How do I delete a folder which is nested quite deep and avoid "File name too long"?

The comments for the first answer aren't wrapping, and seem to be hiding behind the side bar, and continuing on the other side in Firefox 4.0 on Windows

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    (It's a bug in Firefox 4; see updated answer.)
    – Arjan
    Commented Apr 18, 2011 at 12:17
  • This is fixed as a side-effect of this fix, since we don't use soft hyphens anymore.
    – balpha StaffMod
    Commented May 16, 2011 at 18:11

2 Answers 2


This is a known bug in Firefox 4: Bug 418975 - Soft hyphen not working in tables. It has meanwhile been fixed, so a future update of Firefox probably resolves this.

Some background:

To avoid comments to mess up with the layout, soft hyphens are automatically inserted into comments after 81 characters without whitespace. For me, that works well:

Comment with a long code fragment

I have the same issue in Firefox 4.0.1 on Mac OS X, both for code fragments and for normal text in comments. No problem in other browsers though.

  • actually, soft hyphens are inserted after 81 non-space characters as a general rule in comment rendering. Commented Apr 18, 2011 at 5:48
  • Indeed, @Jeff, same soft hyphen issue in normal comment text, like here in the sandbox. Looks fine in Chrome though.
    – Arjan
    Commented Apr 18, 2011 at 7:38
  • @Jeff, I found the soft hyphen bug report for Firefox 4. Just for your information, it is related to the tables. (Shouldn't this be on MSO to avoid duplicates?)
    – Arjan
    Commented Apr 18, 2011 at 11:52

I suppose you are referring to this comment which could wrap differently for you.

Confirmed on a portable browser Windows 7 x64 Firefox 4 RTM:

Doesn't occur on my current browser Windows 7 x64 Firefox 6.0a1 (2011-04-14).

  • yup. that's what i was referring to :)
    – Journeyman Geek Mod
    Commented Apr 16, 2011 at 15:12

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