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From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2016 16:49:54 +0100

On 10.11.2016 20:21, Julien Cugnière wrote:
> Hi,
> Today, I stumbled into a situation where TortoiseSVN allowed the user
> to do something that it should probably prevent. Though I'm not sure
> it can be called a bug.
> The scenario is that an inexperienced user is trying to create a
> branch "B" from "A" :
> 1. In a working copy, right-click on folder "A", and open the
> "Branch/tag" dialog.
> 2. Copy the URL displayed in "From WC / URL", and paste it into the
> "To path:" field (yes, I know...)
> 3. In the URL that was just pasted, replace "A" with "B". This step is
> not strictly required to reproduce the problem.
> 4. Check the option "Create intermediate folders".
> 5. Click "Ok".
> If the path entered in step 2/3 looks like "svn://",
> Tortoise will then proceed to create the following folders at the root
> of the repository :
> /svn:/
> /svn:/
> /svn:/
> /svn:/
> This succeeds, because SVN is OK with folders containing ":". However
> Windows is not, and any attempt to checkout or update a working copy
> of the root of the repository will result in the following error:
> '.' is not valid as filename in directory 'c:\path\to\working\copy'
> Thankfully, once one figures out what is going on, the problem can be
> fixed easily, by using the repo-browser to delete the offending
> folder. But it sure led to some anxiety :)
> This is a user error, but maybe TortoiseSVN could prevent the user
> from creating a path containing characters invalid in Windows, just
> like it prevents users from creating files that differ only by case.
> Anyway, as always, thank you for the hard work put into the
> development of TortoiseSVN !

Improved the detection or such problems in r27546.


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