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Re: Renaming files on win32

From: Gili <junk_at_bbs.darktech.org>
Date: 2004-12-21 18:39:43 CET

On Tue, 21 Dec 2004 14:02:22 +0100, Thomas Kindler wrote:

>Gili wrote:
>> Expected behavior: Subversion under win32 should act like a
>> native win32 application. Specifically, files should be stored in a
>> case-sensitive (case-retaining is more accurate) manner on the server
>> but dealt with in a case-insensitive manner when dealt with by the
>> client.
>> I bring this up because I was recently told by the TorvoiseSVN
>> that right now it is impossible to rename "Abc" to "abc" under
>> Subversion win32. Is there an issuetracker item open against this
>> behavior?
> I think the best way to handle this would be to add a new property
>(e.g. svn:nocasefiles or something) for folders that prevents the
>addition of case-problematic files.
> Windows clients could automatically set this property when importing
>or adding folders to the repository, and the win32-client should be
>allowed to overwrite "Abc" with "abc" without further asking iff this
>file came from such a folder.
> This would fix the issue with file renaming, and even the problem
>mentioned elsewhere in this thread, when there is a real name conflict
>between two files in the repository. (because they couldn't have been
>checked in in the first place, when the svn:nocasefiles property was set).
>thomas.kindler@gmx.de, www.kreapc.de

        I like this idea a lot, can we implement this?

Received on Tue Dec 21 18:42:32 2004

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