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Re: Windows Case-sensitive

From: Stefan Kng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-03-07 19:05:20 CET

Eric Lemes wrote:
> Hello guys,
>
> First I want to give my congratulations for the entire TortoiseSVN
> developers team. It's a wonderful tool. I use it since TortoiseCVS.
>
> I recently downloaded the version 1.4.3 and I found some different
> behavior in the case sensitivity issue.
>
> When a file is renamed under windows, TSVN thinks that it's a different
> file (like svn command line and server). I don't think it's a bug
> because SVN runs in other OS's. I noticed that when you right click the
> folder and recursively TSVN find a "missing" file and a "added" file it
> automatically corrects the name of the file and understand as a
> modification in the file. I think this behavior is good.
>
> The question is... Why the same behavior isn't implemented in the "Add"
> feature?

If we would correct the case in the Add dialog too, then it wouldn't be
possible to fix issues like this:
http://tortoisesvn.net/node/8

While the FAQ pages there don't mention this:
you can 'replace' a file with the Add dialog.

> If we have a switch like the "Use _svn instead of .svn directories" in
> TortoiseSVN Settings to deal with the windows case insensitive file
> system it will be wonderful. I think there's a lot of users that uses
> only Windows clients.

That's outside TSVN's realm. It would have to be done in Subversion
itself, and that won't happen anytime soon (if ever).

Stefan

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