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Re: Renaming files on win32

From: Thomas Kindler <thomas.kindler_at_gmx.de>
Date: 2004-12-22 02:16:13 CET

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
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Received on Wed Dec 22 21:55:28 2004

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