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File names under Windows/Linux

From: John Doe <untraceable_at_nurfuerspam.de>
Date: Sun, 06 Jan 2013 06:19:43 +0100

Dear maillist members/developers,

I'm currently sharing an SVN-Repository with some linux users. As you might know, the characters
\ / : * ? " < > |
can't be used in Windows file names, but under Linux they are (partially) OK.

I've currently got the following big problem:
A file like "something -> something else.txt" renders the whole (local) svn directory unusable, such that even the cleanup fails with the error
"Die Syntax f├╝r den Dateinamen, Verzeichnisnamen oder die Datentr├Ągerbezeichnung ist falsch."
(engl. The syntax for the file name, directory name or device name is wrong.) when TSVN tries to move the file svn-HEXNUMBER to "something -> something else.txt" for all the selectable cleanup options.

The exact same error happens with | in a file name.

For now I'll make it work manually, but it would be great, if in future Versions, you could integrate something like an escape sequence (and logically backtranslation of the file name when updating the SVN) for exactly those cases.

Kind regards,


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