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Re: Registry values OverlayExcludeList and OverlayIncludeList contain line-feeds

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-06-28 21:00:45 CEST

Kresten Birkegaard Jensen wrote:

> I resently updated the OverlayExcludeList and OverlayIncludeList's
> on our TSVN installations on our entire network. (150+ installations)
> I wanted to do this via a reg file containing the include and exclude
> lists.
> What I did:
> 1. Added the file paths to the include and exclude lists via TSVN settings
> 2. Used regedit to export the [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\TortoiseSVN]
> section of the registry.
> 3. Deleted the OverlayExcludeList and OverlayIncludeList values from
> registry
> and tried to import them again.
> What Happened:
> Nothing :(
> What I expected:
> That the values would be added to registry

You know that this is not a bug in TSVN?

> Findings:
> 1. It seems that reg files are not able to handle linefeeds, and
> therefore the entries
> in the reg file which contain linefeeds are ignored.
> 2. TSVNCache.exe is not able to read the values if they are not
> separated by a
> linefeed.
> Workaround:
> Created C# program to input the values into registry with linefeeds.
> Suggestion:
> Change the format of the lists to comma separated instead of linefeed
> separated.

No can do. A comma (and every other char a reg file can handle) is a
perfectly valid char in a path. So we can't just use a char to separate
path, if the same char can appear inside such a path.


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