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

From: Mark Phippard <MarkP_at_softlanding.com>
Date: 2005-09-19 22:25:41 CEST

Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn@gmail.com> wrote on 09/19/2005 04:23:03 PM:

> > 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.
>
> Windows (more specific, the explorer) shows this message if you enter an

> illegal *file*name. But TSVN has to check the whole *path*. And in a
> path, the '\' is definitely allowed, as is the ':' after the drive
> letter (but not later).

I understand that, and clearly your checking code is working well. I am
simply stating that perhaps the message could be better. At a minimum,
you could leave the text as is and add the / as one of the not allowed
characters. You already have the : so why not also add \ and / as the
Windows messages does?

Mark

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