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Re: bug: case-sensitivity for directories

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: 2007-05-18 10:31:26 CEST

On 18/05/07, Peter McNab <mcnab_p@melbpc.org.au> wrote:
> Mikkel Gjl wrote:
> > I used to have a dir named "managers". Today I renamed it to
> > "Managers". When committing, hours later, tortoise asked if the dir
> > "managers" was missing - and having renamed it, I checked the
> > missing-checkbox. Poof, the contents of the "Managers"-dir was gone...
> > the dir remained though.
> >
> > I assume it to be due to tortoise-svn being case-sensitive, as opposed
> > to windows filehandling. No, the recycle-bin was not enabled :(
> >
> TortoiseSVN does it's best to protect you from yourself but SVN can't
> because names are case sensitive in the repository.

Stefan, Tobias,

I know the underlying problem here is Subversion, but there is a
certain amount of protection built into TSVN for files which are
case-changed which does not seem to extend to directories, with the
catastrophic results above.

I just did the same on a test repo. SVN->Add some content to a folder,
modify some versioned content, Explorer-rename the folder. In the
commit dialog the directory comes up as missing, and if you check the
box and commit, everything is deleted including the new and modified

I think if you rename a file in case, TortoiseSVN just quietly changes
it back again when you come to commit, which is a much friendlier


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