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Windows: Case preserving but case insensitive

From: Troels Liebe Bentsen <tlb_at_rapanden.dk>
Date: 2004-04-20 01:25:38 CEST


I just set up a Subversion repository for document sharing with some of my
fellow student. But since I'm studying business so UNIX/linux is not the
preferred desktop of choice, so i have to work with the limitation of

But this was not really a problem at first, I have installed TortoiseSVN on
all the windows maschines and everything worked everything fine until my the
first windows user did a rename on a file that only changed the case.

        system rename "myfile" to "MyFile"
        subversion add "MyFile"
        subversion update
        # Craps on windows as it can't create myfile again.

This is no problem on Linux as the filesystem supports having "myfile" and
"MyFile" in the same directory.

I can see this is a documented problem in TortoiseSVN, but this should really
be handled in subversion.

Is there anyway to filter what filenames are allow?

Because the problem does not stop with case sensitive, what about all the
chars the Unix filesystem generally support that windows does not?

If not what is the reason for not allowing this and will patches for adding
support for this be accepted?

Thanks for a great source controle system.

Kind regards
 Troels Liebe Bentsen.

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