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Re: An asterisk in a repository

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 08 Jun 2008 19:21:08 +0200

allen wrote:
> Hi guys
>
> I made the mistake of allowing someone to access my SVN repo so we
> could share code on a website. Somehow he had managed to add a copy
> of the whole site to a path called '*' at the top level. As Tortoise
> can't understand '*', it's stopping me doing updates (I can update one
> folder at a time but not the whole site in one go.
>
> I have tried deleting '*' but it confuses the Tortoise command and I
> am afraid I might delete everything if I'm not careful.
>
> Can anyone guide me through the safe way to delete what this numbskull
> added?

I suggest you use the repository browser to remove that folder. Just
select the folder, right-click, choose "Delete".
If it doesn't show up in the repobrowser correctly, try the latest
1.5.0-RC3 build - it should work with that one.

Just FYI: it's not TSVN that can't understand a folder with name '*' -
it's Windows that doesn't allow such a name on its filesystems.

Stefan

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Received on 2008-06-08 19:21:29 CEST

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