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Re: How do I force Tortoise to ignore certain files and continue to checkout

From: Kevin Radke <kmradke_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 20:06:21 -0500

Kevin Grover wrote:
> On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 10:11 AM, Jonathan Mast
> <jhmast.developer_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have some files in SVN on Linux that are in form "Foo::Bar" which is
>> obviously illegal in Windoze. I want to checkout the entire project, but
>> tortoise fails when it reaches these files. I don't need to do anything
>> with these particular files and I'm wondering how I can tell tortiose just
>> to continue on checking out files when it encounters such problems.
>>
>> thanks
>>
>
> You can't. You can either rename the files (in the repository) so
> that they are legal under Windows, or don't check out that path under
> Windows.

I guess the better question is "Can TortoiseSVN be enhanced to allow
it to ignore files with invalid file names?"

My guess is that this would need to be added to the core svn libs,
and not TortoiseSVN, but it would be nicer if this could be made a
warning instead of a fatal error...

Kevin R.

> With SVN 1.5, you could possibly put them in a subdirectory and use
> the sparse checkout feature to skip that directory.
>
> A cleaner, more compatible solution, would be to rename the files (in
> the repository) to a format supported under all OSes and then have a
> script (one for each OS you use) that renames the template (OS
> independent files) for each user. Of course, if you could just leave
> them OS independent, that would probably be best.
>
> - Kevin
>
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