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Re: Windows case sensitivity 'auto-adjust' doesn't seem to work asexpected

From: Simon Large <simon_at_skirridsystems.co.uk>
Date: 2006-04-04 17:31:04 CEST

Nathan Kidd wrote:
> Craig Scott wrote:
>> I’m using TortoiseSVN (1.3.2, Build 5840 - 32 Bit) in a Windows XP
>> environment. Unfortunately, VisualStudio2005 is ‘randomly’ changing
>> the case of various source files in my working folder. This is causing
>> TSVN to delete then re-add the file. Having trawled the mailing lists,
>> I was under the impression that TSVN helps us out with this problem by
>> surreptitiously renaming the file back to what it is in the
>> repository. It doesn’t appear to work, however. Does anyone know
>> anything about this? Do I need to ‘enable’ the feature? – the only
>> reference to it that I can find is
>> http://svn.haxx.se/tsvn/archive-2005-11/0045.shtml
> I don't know of any solution, but am very much interested in one, or at
> least a work around. (I know, the correct solution is called "Microsoft
> fixes buggy software"...) Developers here have also been annoyed by
> Visual Studio 2005 random case renamings. I was never able to reproduce
> the Visual Studio problem on my machine, but according to developers
> Tortoise did seem to be doing some kind of automatic adding of renamed
> files which caused them to not notice the real problem and messed with
> the file's history.

If VS is holding the file open, it cannot be renamed. No reason why it
should keep the file handle open, but this is Micro$oft :-/

Does TSVN produce an error message if renaming fails, or silently ignore it?


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Received on Tue Apr 4 17:32:04 2006

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