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Re: Trailing space in folder name causes problem

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2011 06:13:50 -0400

On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 00:35, John <gupd4cdbcb_at_snkmail.com> wrote:
>>On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 23:05, John <gupd4cdbcb_at_snkmail.com> wrote:
>>> Don't know if this is a Tortoise &/or SVN issue.
>>>. Using the repo browser to 'copy to' a new folder, the folder name was entered in with a trailing space unintentionally.
>>> This then causes an error when doing a check-out/update of that folder or higher level folders.
>>> "Update
>>> Can't create directory 'C:\ ...  \.svn': The system cannot find the
>>> path specified."
>>> Lower level folders checkout ok.
>>> The workaround is easy, use repo browser to rename the folder, removing the trailing space.
>>> Not a biggie but a bug nontheless.
>> Does Windows allow you to create a directory with a trailing space in the name in
>> the first place (outside Subversion)? IIRC, it doesn't (I don't have a Windows system
>>at hand at the moment). If not, the issue is really that Subversion, being cross-
>>platform, allows you to create/store/manage items which violate the naming rules on >some OSes because those rules don't exist on others.
>>There is no solution to this aside from creating a pre-commit hook script which
>>disallows committing filenames which violate the rules of any OS (to allow full
>>interoperability on all platforms).
>>See http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa365247(v=vs.85).aspx for MS's rules
>>on filenames & paths, including trailing spaces.
> It's not a big issue. I just mentioned it in case Stefan wanted to add some checking to the file/foldername entry dialog boxes in the repo browser. This would be assuming users don't want to use TSVN to administer repos that have unix files stored with names not windows compliant - hopefully thats a safe bet.

I do not think that's a safe assumption to make on behalf of all TSVN
users. If it were to become a feature, I would see it being an option
which is off by default.


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