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RE: BUG: when performing a checkout use the cased url as in the download URL

From: Bob Archer <Bob.Archer_at_amsi.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2010 15:47:24 -0400

 
> On 22 July 2010 03:12, dave b <db.pub.mail_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 22 July 2010 02:58, Bolstridge, Andrew
> > <andy.bolstridge_at_intergraph.com> wrote:
> >>> -----Original Message-----
> >>> excuse to say "we told you so".
> >>
> >> Considering Windows is case-insensitive, how do you expect to be
> able to see folder FOO and foo inside folder bar? I think
>
>
> Just to clarify last part just to make it clearer - gmail screwed
> up
> the > / \n 's
> "Actually NTFS IS CASE sensitive - so you are wrong :)"

That is probably strictly true but practically false:

"NTFS supports two slightly different modes of operation that can be selected by the subsystem of the application interacting with NTFS. The first is fully case sensitive and demands that file names supplied by the application match the names stored on disk including case if the file on disk is to be selected. The second mode of operation is case preserving but not case sensitive. This means that applications can select files on the disk even if the supplied name differs in case from the name stored on the disk. Note that both modes preserve the case used to create the files. The difference in behavior noted here applies only when an application needs to locate an existing file. POSIX takes advantage of the full case sensitive mode, while MS-DOS, WOW, and Win32 subsystems use the case insensitive mode."

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/100625

I expect subversion runs within the Win32 subsystem and use the case insensitive mode.

BOb

Received on 2010-07-21 21:48:03 CEST

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