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Re: Case-only renames on Windows (issue #3702)

From: Johan Corveleyn <jcorvel_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2011 14:21:48 +0100

On Sun, Mar 20, 2011 at 9:32 PM, Johan Corveleyn <jcorvel_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Some thoughts:
> - There is only a problem if the dst_path gets case-normalized to one
> of the source paths. Otherwise, the case-normalization really does
> need to happen.

Hm, this thought may be incorrect (or at least "unexpected" for
windows users). In fact, if we look at how the native "move" behaves,
it never case-normalizes the target path:

C:\Temp>dir /B test

C:\Temp>echo anothertest > bla

C:\Temp>move bla test\toDO
Overwrite C:\Temp\test\toDO? (Yes/No/All): y
        1 file(s) moved.

C:\Temp>dir /B test

C:\Temp>type test\todo

So it seems that, if we want "svn mv" to behave more like "move" on
Windows, the target path should never be normalized to the on-disk
casing. Just use it as is ...


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