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Corrupt TMP variable gives mysterious error messag

From: Ilya B <ilya_at_prover.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2012 01:50:59 -0700 (PDT)

When enviroment variable %TMP% is set and does not look like a directory name, Tortoise SVN commands (such as "SVN Update") fail with a misleading error message:

"No path or pathfile specified on the command line!"

How to reproduce:
1.In ControlPanel/System/Environment variables/System variables, set TMP=tmp.
2.In Task Manager, kill explorer.exe and TSVNcache.exe
3.Restart explorer.exe and open an SVN directory.
4.In the context menu, select "SVN Update"
Observed: error message box "No path or pathfile specified on the command line!", "OK"

I am not saying that Tortoise should tolerate any evil environment values, but it would be nice if mentioned TMP in the error message, to give the user a chance to find the reason.


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Received on 2012-08-20 11:19:05 CEST

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