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RE: Windows Username Case - No Server

From: David Balažic <david.balazic_at_hermes-softlab.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 18:38:42 +0100

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        From: Kevin Grover [mailto:kevin_at_kevingrover.net]
        Sent: Monday, February 16, 2009 6:17 PM
        To: users_at_tortoisesvn.tigris.org
        Subject: Re: Windows Username Case - No Server
        
        
        On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 8:51 AM, Michael <mchlwvr614_at_gmail.com>
wrote:
        

                I have had a couple users report problems with their
username case
                when accessing a local repository via the file:///.
They will get a
                lock on a file and then the next day when trying to
commit they will
                get a message stating the user JDoe has the file locked
when tortoise
                currently thinks the username is jdoe. I am wondering
what conditions
                windows reports the username as JDoe vs. jdoe? We do
have a server
                setup with apache where we have remedied this using the
correct
                properties. I am specifically looking for answers using
local, file
                access.
                
                Thanks,
                Mike
                
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        I've noticed, that on Windows (at least XP) systems in which you
type a username at login, Windows KEEPS whatever case you type in at
login.
        
        So, if you're user name is "myuser" and you type "MyUsEr", it's
legal and that's the way it's reported for that session.
        
        I think this is a bug in Windows.
        
        I first noticed this when I accidentally capitalized a letter
after and _ (which needs the shift key), and my authentications failed.
        
        This affects all Subversion clients (not just TSVN)
        
        - Kevin
         

It is a bug in the code that assumes usernames on Windows are case
sensitive, when in fact they are not.
 
Regards,
David

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