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Re: Renaming files on win32

From: Peter N. Lundblad <peter_at_famlundblad.se>
Date: 2004-12-21 23:26:41 CET

On Tue, 21 Dec 2004, Gili wrote:

> On Tue, 21 Dec 2004 22:57:42 +0100, Norbert Unterberg wrote:
> >I even do not see the need to drop case-sensitivity in subversion
> >(server part) to make the windows svn client behave as a windows user
> >would expect (at least for the working copy). Since svn stores a copy of
> >the file with the original file name in the text-base, the client can
> >detect the original name (as stored in the repository) and identify the
> >file, then take the action required to recognize the file, move,
> >checkin, rename etc, even if the case of the name changed. This should
> >be possible without server changes, shouldn't it?
> >
> >Norbert
> >(not knwoing too much details about svn internals)
> Yes, but I am concerned about what happens when someone checks
> in different files "abc" and "Abc" with a Unix client and then someone
> under win32 tries to check them out.
IN a mixed environment, you should have a pre-commit hook that protects
against that. Then it is a repository policy.


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