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Re: Changing name capitalization under Windows

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2007a_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2007-03-23 21:25:42 CET

On Mar 23, 2007, at 11:34, Greg Thomas wrote:

> On Fri, 23 Mar 2007 11:16:54 -0500, Luke Powell wrote:
>
>> Is there any other way to do what we need to do?
>
> You could checkout the code on to a case sensitive platform (i.e.
> UNIX), perform all the renames, and then do a single commit. If you
> don't have such an OS to hand, simply download VMWare player and one
> of the prebuilt appliances from
> http://www.vmware.com/vmtn/appliances/directory/cat/45 for free, and
> delete it when you're done.

Or if you don't want to futz with VMWare and installing a confusing
Unix-like OS, just use a Mac. Surely someone in your department has a
recent Mac you could use for the purpose. They're very popular. Mac
OS X runs a Unix-like OS, and although the default file system is
case insensitive like Windows', you can create a case sensitive disk
image with the Disk Utility program in the Utilities subfolder of the
Applications folder. Just tell it to use the case sensitive HFS
format, or the UFS format. Make the disk image at least as big as a
checked out working copy would be. Then check out the working copy to
that disk image. (If you made a disk image "foo", the path to the
mounted image will most likely be "/Volumes/foo".) You can do all
your Subversion renames there, check it in, then trash the disk image
and forget about it and hand the Mac back to your coworker and say
"Thank you very much, next time I'll buy a Mac too! :)"

If you need to install Subversion on the Mac first, you can download
binaries here:

http://www.codingmonkeys.de/mbo/ (sidebar on the right)

Or here:

http://metissian.com/projects/macosx/subversion/

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