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Re: Committing file with wrong case

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-12-28 22:52:59 CET

Thomas Börkel <tbo@ap-ag.com> writes:
> A Windows case-insensitivity problem:
> A user inputs a filename of a versioned file into a file generating tool (in
> our case: a tool that generates HTML files). He writes the filename with
> wrong case. The tool regenerates the file with the wrong case. Now you
> cannot commit the file, because with this name, it's unversioned.
> Workaround:
> The tool has to scan the directory to find the right case for the filename
> before generating it.
> For Windows users, it would be really helpful, if it would be possible to
> enable case-insensitivity in Subversion. This should apply to almost all
> operations, I think.
> I know, this is not a new issue, but maybe at least the above problem hasn't
> been mentioned, yet.
> So, what's the status about case-insensitivity in Subversion? Is there an
> issue in the tracker (I didn't find one, despite some minor case-problems),
> that one could vote for?

There isn't an issue for it because the problem is ill-defined. We're
not sure what "enabling case-insensitivity" in Subversion means in
detail. Precisely how would Subversion behave?

With this sort of thing, the main challenge is to specify the problem
and the solution thoroughly enough to implement (or to realize that it
can't be implemented). No one's really made that kind of effort yet.


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