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Re: [Subclipse-users] Refactor/Rename file to a name differing only in case

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2008 22:03:50 -0400

On Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 9:41 PM, Steve Cohen <scohen_at_javactivity.org> wrote:
> Subclipse on Windows has trouble handling renaming of a file to a name that
> differs only in case from the original name. I tried to commit this change,
> and it basically starting throwing errors right and left. Couldn't do the
> rename because the "file already exists" or something of that nature. Sorry
> I didn't make careful notes on this but it should be easily replicable.
>
> I suppose the way around this would be to rename it to something else,
> commit the change, then rename to the name in the desired case and commit
> that.
>
> But subclipse ought to be able to handle this.

This is a limitation in Subversion:

http://subversion.tigris.org/faq.html#case-change

Subclipse is just a UI over the Subversion API's. We cannot do
anything that Subversion cannot do.

-- 
Thanks
Mark Phippard
http://markphip.blogspot.com/
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