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Re: Case Sensitivity (was: Re: A List of Issues)

From: B. W. Fitzpatrick <fitz_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2002-06-07 18:22:21 CEST

> Can I add in a couple of things to consider on case sensitivity?

> 1) If subversion is to run on MacOS X, it should be noted that the
> default file system HFS+, is case-preserving but not case-sensitive.
> This causes problems with some Unix programs that use MAKEFILE and
> Makefile for example. However, there's no good reason for having files
> identical in name, which differ only in case.

This is a matter of project policy. Subversion itself has no files
that meet the above criteria.

> 2) The colon ":" is a special character on Macintosh systems.

On the classic side of things, yes, but on the UNIX side, it's just
another character:

farnese: ~>touch "foo:bar"
farnese: ~>ls -la foo:bar
-rw-r--r-- 1 fitz users 0 Jun 7 11:19 foo:bar

-Fitz

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