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Case sensitivity...

From: traderhut.com <adwords_at_traderhut.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2008 20:40:00 -0700 (PDT)

   Is there any way to turn off case sensitivity for SVN?? I've long
held, that directories should allow mixed case, but if 'foo.bar' is
accessed as 'Foo.Bar' it should allow the access. In other words,
it's OK to store a mixed case name, but don't fail all over yourself
when someone lower cases or upper cases the filename when you access

  SVN is case sensitive, and for some reason, checking in files
through TortoiseSVN caused some weirdness in the file names... It
lowercased one word in the middle of the name, but not the whole name,
i.e. FooBar.Designer.cs became FooBar.designer.cs -> WTF?? and
that meant that we ended up getting both 'FooBar.Designer.cs' and
'FooBar.designer.cs' checked into the archive... Now, when you create
an empty directory and pull down the files into it, you get this nice
error.. that it can't move the file or something like that....
Wonderful.... I guess it got the files down, and Windows (correctly,
IMHO) wrote both files to the same file, and then that file got moved
wherever it was going and the other one didn't exist...

   Anyone who would allow Foo.C and foo.c to be in the same directory
is just ASKING for trouble, so it simply shouldn't be allowed by SVN
to get rid of the morons who think Wow! what a wonderful idea.. that
way when I tell someone to grab foo.c I'll have a 50/50 chance they
will pull the right one.. Or I can say "get the file Shift/F-o-o-dot-
Shift/C" and .... What a mess..

    Anyway, I want to turn it off, is there a way to do it?


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Received on 2008-09-15 07:10:33 CEST

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