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Re: Change case on a filename in wc under Windows?

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2003-12-18 16:24:23 CET

John Peacock wrote:

> Wadsworth, Eric (Contractor) wrote:
>> I'm probably not the only person who has had to deal with this, and I
>> probably won't be the last. Are there plans for a better solution to
>> this
>> problem in future versions of svn? "Better" being defined as "Easier
>> for the
>> end user" in this case. It's unlikely that the correct solution is
>> viable
>> (fixing the non-case-sensitive OS and filesystem).
> The "correct" solution is for the user to check in the file with the
> proper case in the first place, and not try and work around it in svn
> (which works just fine on case-sensitive O/S's). This is a
> carbon-based error, nothing more...

I disagree; Subversion should learn how to handle case-only differences
on case-insensitive file systems. The fact that this also happens to be
the ugliest part of filesytem programming (IMNSHO) doesn't help, of course.

But this is not something that will happen for 1.0, because it requires
a fairly major change in WC management. And after all, we do have a

Brane Čibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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