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[TSVN] Checkout directory confusion: / vs \

From: Peter Kay <pkay_at_polypaths.com>
Date: 2005-09-19 20:23:42 CEST

I'm playing around with TortoiseSVN - very nice :) But I ran into a bit
of confusion at one point trying to check something out & I think it
(barely) qualifies as a "bug." At least changing the error message
would clear things up :)

Here's where I was:
In the Repository Browser, opened a URL to a repository, selected a
subdirectory of that repository.

Right Click, Checkout.

In the "Checkout directory" box, I filled in "z:/dir", expecting, as is
the usual convension of unixy tools on Windows, that it would accept the
forward slash. Instead, I got:

"This is not a valid path!
 A valid path must not contain '|:?*:' or..."

But in Windows, a valid path just about has to contain a colon.

I finally figured out it was the forward slash after it worked when I
selected the browse button ("..."). Can that error checking be tidied
up a bit, one way or another? If nothing else, if you say "Windows
paths need \, not /", then it'd saved me time!

Sorry to be pedantic, but I've gotten in the habit of wanting things
perfect. Besides, there's not much to complain about with TortoiseSVN ;-)


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Received on Mon Sep 19 20:37:14 2005

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