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Re: SVN 1.35 backslash in tag name.

From: brianswilson <wilson_at_ds.net>
Date: 2007-07-10 19:18:53 CEST

brianswilson <wilson@...> writes:

>
> We have a problem in that someone has created a tag and used the windows
> backslash "\" character as the directory separator name. Now TSVNs
repobrowser
> show the tag exists; but we can't delete the tag and recreate it correctly
> either in TSVN or from the command line. I've tried every variation I can
> think of on "TestPkgs/\\0.3.1" or "TestPkgs\\0.3.1" for the command line and
> SVN always comes back saying that '\0.3.1' doesn't exist. Anyone out there
> know how to delete the tag? Your help is greatly appreciated.
>

Okay, after trying several variations I finally figured out that the individual
who created the tag had used more than one backslash in the name and that the
TortoiseSVN wasn't showing the correct name; but was interpreting all but the
last backslash as directory separators. Once I figured that out I could use
the command:

svn rm https://<url>/dir1/dir2/Core\\r1\\TestPkgs\\0.3.1 -m "bad name"

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