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Re: [TSVN] Case sensitivity causes problems

From: Simon Large <simon_at_skirridsystems.co.uk>
Date: 2005-08-04 12:31:27 CEST

Ben Summers wrote:
> I have some non-technical users using TortoiseSVN. It's a really good
> solution for them, and they find using the client very easy.
> However, we have found one issue. They're finding it easy to create two
> files with the same name but differing case, for example
> Some Filename.GIF
> Some Filename.gif

First of all you should have searched the FAQ for 'case sensitive' or
something similar and you would have found an entry telling you about a
pre-commit hook which can prevent this happening.

BUT ...

> I presume what they're doing is replacing a file, then noticing that
> TortoiseSVN asks them to add it, adding it, and therefore creating the
> second file in the repository. I believe the exact procedure is
> 1) Create a file, "Break SVN.txt".
> 2) Add, then commit it to the repository.
> 3) Create a new file, and save it as "Break svn.txt" over the existing
> file.
> 4) Notice that TortoiseSVN says this file needs to be added.
> 5) Add it, then commit it.

I tried this in TSVN 1.2.1 and it doesn't do this. When you commit or
check for modifications, SVN silently puts the case back to what it was


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