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Re: [TSVN] Checkout directory confusion: / vs \

From: Mark Phippard <MarkP_at_softlanding.com>
Date: 2005-09-19 22:15:34 CEST

Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn@gmail.com> wrote on 09/19/2005 04:10:56 PM:

> > "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.
>
> Well, the error message also shows up if you enter a path like
> c:\folder\another:folder\file
> So ':' is not allowed *inside* a path.
> Sure, we could extend that error message to contain the whole MSDN
> section on what's a valid path on windows, but that's two pages long and

> not really good for an error message.

If this message is coming from TortoiseSVN, perhaps the best thing would
be to use the exact same text that Microsoft does, which appears to be
this:

A filename cannot contain any of the following characters:
\ / : * ? " < > |

It sounds like the main problem is that TSVN is not mentioning the / in
the list of characters, as Windows does.

Mark

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