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Re: Filename case

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2004-06-01 15:38:52 CEST

Martin Tomes wrote:

> Branko Čibej wrote:
>> Jeff Lanzarotta wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> I have the subversion server (svnserve) setup on a linux machine and
>>> our clients run on Windows 2000.
>>> My question is, is there a way to protect against this? In this
>>> scenario, the files DELETE.ICO and delete.ico are actually the same
>>> file.
>> What exactly would you like to protect against? I see two issues here:
>> * Someone on a case-sensitive system checked in two files that
>> differ only in case
> Not necessarily, if two people on Windows each add a file, one called
> delete.ico and the other DELETE.ICO and both commit then one can end
> up in the position described.

Oh bother. You're right.

>> out the tree.
>> As for the second issue, there's really not much to do once the damage
>> is done in the repo (apart from making the error message nicer, of
>> course).
> * This prevented someone on a case-insensitive system from checking
> I have a hook script on our CVS server which prevents this from
> happening, when the second person tries to commit the new file it is
> found to already exist with a different case and the commit is
> rejected. My next challenge is to write a pre commit hook script
> which does the same.

In this case, I think a hook script is exactly the right way to go. Of
course the fact that it has to support Unicode case folding isn't going
to help a bit.

Brane Čibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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