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RE: [TSVN] Possible Tortoise SVN bug?

From: Hughes, Bill <Bill.Hughes_at_cox.co.uk>
Date: 2005-01-20 17:21:57 CET

Jeremy Swigart wrote:
> Ok, I've observed what may be a bug but I am unsure. The first time a
> few weeks ago I thought it was a fluke, but yesterday it happens
> again.
It's not a bug, it's a feature. Really.
 
> It seems that if a user renames a file, and simply changes the case of
> the filename, not change the filename itself, for example mycpp.cpp
> rename to MyCpp.cpp, it works fine on that persons computer, but it
> causes odd errors on other clients when they attempt to update.
That's because subversion is case-sensitive and mycpp.cpp and MyCpp.cpp can
both exist in a repo, but windows is case-insensitive and thinks that
they're the same thing.
This is 'One Of Those Things' about life with windows.
There's been a lot of discussion about this, but it isn't likely to change -
subversion is multi-platform and tsvn has to work with that.

HTH
 Bill

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