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Re: Parameter error while checking out a repository on windows

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006Q1_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2006-03-15 15:31:25 CET

On Mar 15, 2006, at 15:00, Bernd Tegge wrote:

>> Im getting an error while trying to check out a remote inhouse
>> subversion repository on windows. Any checkout or update stops with a
>> parameter error at one certain file.
>>
>> E:\resy>svn log pmc\src\txt\spa\hlp\p\prn.spa
>> svn: Can't check path 'pmc\src\txt\spa\hlp\p\prn.spa': Falscher
>> Parameter.
>
> As a workaround I tried to check out the other language files on a per
> directory base. When they all failed at prn.<lang suffix> I finally
> got
> the message:
>
> 'prn.<suffix>' is obviously not a valid filename in windows. I knew
> that
> prn was a reserved name but I was not aware that this is also true if
> the filename has a suffix.

Ah! One of my favorite problems that keeps coming up on the list
every so often.

http://svn.haxx.se/users/archive-2006-01/0242.shtml

It is possible to set up a pre-commit hook to disallow commits of
such problematically-named files in the future; there's probably an
example that's been posted to the list before if you're interested.

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