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Re: update problem on windows after svn move.

From: Mike Mason <mgm_at_thoughtworks.net>
Date: 2004-03-04 16:00:40 CET

Roland Schwingel wrote:

>User A does "svn mv myFile.c myfile.c" and commits this change
>User B wants to update his working copy.
>
>This fails due to the fact the svn client now claims that there is already
>a file with the same name in the working copy. Well windows is not
>casesensitive and that appears to be the problem here.
>
>This is really odd. Is this an already know issue and will it be adressed
>once?
>
>

This is a known problem and the workarounds are pretty ugly, mainly
because Windows is "helpfully" ignoring case on filenames. The FAQ entry
might prove useful:
http://subversion.tigris.org/project_faq.html#case-change

Basic advice is to get the case correct when you're working on Windows.
Sorry!

Cheers,
Mike.

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