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Re: Feature Request: Renaming a file on windows needs to be more helpful

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: 2007-05-02 10:45:03 CEST

On 02/05/07, Daniel O'Connor <daniel.oconnor@gmail.com> wrote:
> This is probably duplicated a billion times over, but I couldn't find it
> after a really quick search; so:
> Find a file ('foo.txt')
> Right click
> SVN rename ('Foo.txt')
> Expected:
> TortoiseSVN does what I tell it locallyu.

Can't be done, sorry. Subversion cannot do this on a filesystem which
is case insensitive, and as an SVN client, we can only do what the API
allows us to.

> Failing that try to rename remotely as if I had browsed the repo and renamed
> it. (Right click, browse repo, select file, rename remotely, enter commit
> message).

Possible, but quite a lot of work for something which is not used that
often. Also, this will only work if there are no changes to the file.

> Failing both steps; the error dialog should unambiguously tell me how to fix
> this problem or provide me a direct link (URL) to the documentation in
> question.

Can we provide a help button in that dialog to link directly to the
entry in the help file?


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