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Re: Regarding casing in SVN

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 06:51:06 -0500

On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 04:18, Rajnish Kumar Singh
<Rajnish.K.Singh_at_kpitcummins.com> wrote:
> Hello All,
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> I have one query in SVN.
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> When I am trying to view the folder in the repo browser, I can see that the
> casing of my repository name is wrong.
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> Still I am able to view the files/folders.
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> But when I am trying to commit any file/folder it throws an error.
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> Error message: 403 forbidden in response to MKACTIVITY.
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> I try to use relocate command and map it to the correct URL(correct casing).
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> Then it allows me to commit.
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> My question is that is this a feature in SVN
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> which allows us to read the contents with the wrong casing also and the URL
> should be in correct case if we have to commit the data.
>
> Or any thing else.

It's an anti-feature of Windows. Subversion is case-sensitive
everywhere when it comes to filenames & paths. Case-insensitive
environments sometimes allow you to do things with improperly-cased
names/paths that shouldn't happen, and it catches up with you later.

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