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Get-ChildItem -LiteralPath doesn't support long path

Get-ChildItem -LiteralPath doesn't support long path, for example:

Get-ChildItem -LiteralPath 'D:\aaaaaaaaaabbbbbbbbbbccccccccccddddddddddeeeeeeeeeeffffffffffgggggggggghhhhhhhhhhiiiiiiiiiijjjjjjjjjjkkkkkkkkkkllllllllllmmmmmmmmmmnnnnnnnnnnooooooooooppppppppppqqqqqqqqqqrrrrrrrrrrssssssssssttttttttttuuuuuuuuuuvvvvvvvvvvwwwwwwwwwwxxxxxxxxxxyyyyyyyyyyzzzzzzzzzz.txt'

Which path is longer than 260 bytes, even if the file DO exists in that path.

But `Get-ChildItem` WITHOUT `-LiteralPath` works well with that long-path file.

$PSVersionTable

Name Value
---- -----
PSVersion 5.1.17763.134
PSEdition Desktop
PSCompatibleVersions {1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0...}
BuildVersion 10.0.17763.134
CLRVersion 4.0.30319.42000
WSManStackVersion 3.0
PSRemotingProtocolVersion 2.3
SerializationVersion 1.1.0.1

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