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Re: Invalid control character '0x0d' in path error using svnadmin dump and load

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2007-08-17 08:51:01 CEST

Stuart Roebuck <stuart.roebuck@ed.ac.uk> writes:
> In my case I have come across this in two separate SVN repositories.
> One running on a Mac running Mac OS X, one running on Fedora Linux.
> Neither were set up for WebDAV serving - all accesses for their
> lifetime were direct svn or svn+ssh. In both cases the repositories
> were originally served with earlier versions of subversion which were
> progressively upgraded over time, so the entries may have occurred as
> a result of transient errors in subversion.
>
> Unfortunately, the end result is a repository that cannot be dumped
> and re-loaded without some intervention.
>
> My current choice of intervention is to use 'sed' to remove the extra
> 0x0d character from the end of the filename in the dumpfile so as to
> produce a repository with all the files in tact - just a single
> rename.
>
> This appears to have worked.

This suggests to me that a new FAQ entry might be more appropriate
than an issue. There's (no longer) a bug in Subversion, there's just
a need to work around legacy circumstances, using svndumpfilter or sed
or whatever.

Would you like to write that FAQ entry?

-Karl

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