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Re: Files with trailing dots on Windows

From: James Courtier-Dutton <James_at_superbug.co.uk>
Date: 2006-01-21 01:34:43 CET

von L÷wis Martin wrote:
> I would like subversion to support files with trailing dots on Windows.
> I mentioned the issue on #svn, and darix suggested I report it here.
>
> One use case for that is
>
> http://svn.python.org/projects/python/trunk/Mac/IDE%20scripts/
>
> where "Insert folder name..." has trailing dots. On checking out the
> tree, subversion creates a file "Insert folder name" instead, and
> subsequently reports that the tree was modified (with the original file
> missing). svn revert will try to create the missing file, but fail
> just as the original checkout failed.
>
> I know that it is not subversion which drops the trailing dots, but
> CreateFile.
>
> However, there are solutions/work-arounds available, which I think
> subversion should use.
>
> For this specific problem, escaping the path name with \\?\ would
> help. To see how this works, try running
>
> notepad.exe \\?\c:\foo.txt...
>
> This will happily create a file with trailing dots in ist name;
> Microsoft even documents it in the Win32 API (somewhere).
>
> May I file a bug report for that issue?
>
> Regards,
> Martin
>

Before considering this a bug, check which file system you are using on
Windows. FAT32 will fail, NTFS will work.

If your's is FAT32, there is a simple windows tool to switch to NTFS.

James

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