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Invalid folder still shows after rename

From: waqas Arshed <waqasarshed_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2008 11:29:54 +0500

waqas Arshed wrote:
> Hi,
> Suppose you have following folder structure:
> ParentFolder
> -ChildFolder
> -File.txt
> Using TortoiseSVN, rename "ChildFolder" to "ChildFolder " (note the blank
> space at the end of folder name).
> Select ParentFolder and press CTRL+F5. TortoiseSVN will show both
> "ChildFolder" and "ChildFolder ". You can only perform operations on one of
> them and other one will be invalid but still showing.

This is a general problem with Windows, and probably not specific to
TortoiseSVN -
trailing spaces and periods are not allowed in file names - however
such files are
supported by the NTFS filesystem. This means that both files can
exist, but you hit all
sorts of problems reading and writing them, depending on how you access them.



for more information on naming files in Windows.


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I understand that blank space in folder name is a problem related to
Windows but I was referring to something else here. The issue I am
trying to bring forth is display of folder when it has been re-named.
Why does TortoiseSVN show the folder when it has already been
re-named? It shows the folder with new name and still shows the folder
with old name. Is this expected behavior?
Waqas Arshed
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Received on 2008-04-03 08:47:21 CEST

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