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Problem on Windows client- colon in file name?

From: David Kramer <david_at_thekramers.net>
Date: 2005-03-07 17:07:38 CET

I have a subversion repository (1.1.0 through svnserve, because I
didn't load apache 2.x yet) on my Linux server that appears to be working
fine for all operations when the client is Linux, and usually when the
client is Windows.

I'm running into troubles checking out one part of the tree, and I think
it's because the files in one particular directory are long names with
spaces, dashes, and colons. When I try to check out that tree under
Linux, everything works fine. When I try to check it out under Windows
using either svn 1.1.3 or TortoisSVN (I tried this on two different
WIndows computers), I get the following error:

C:\DavidKramer\svncmdline\web>svn co svn://example.org/agilerules/web .
A live
A live\htdocs
A live\htdocs\publications.phtml
A live\htdocs\whyfollowagile.phtml
A live\htdocs\mailinglists.phtml
A live\htdocs\whatsnew.phtml
A live\htdocs\articles\Embedded_Extreme_Programming_Experience_Report.ppt
A live\htdocs\articles\Taming_Embedded_Tiger.pdf
A live\htdocs\articles\Embedded_Extreme_Programming_Experience_Report.pdf
A live\htdocs\agileattitudes
A live\htdocs\agileattitudes\Vol 01 Issue 03: Design or Chaos
svn: Can't open file 'live/htdocs/agileattitudes/.svn/tmp/text-base/Vol 01 Issue
 08: Too Scared to Do The Right Thing: Offshoring and Agile Part 1 of 2.svn-base
': The parameter is incorrect.

I find several things curious about this. That directory contains files
Vol 01 Issue 01: Your Software Process
Vol 01 Issue 02: Refactoring
Vol 01 Issue 03: Design or Chaos
Vol 01 Issue 04: Iteration
Vol 01 Issue 05: Communication
Vol 01 Issue 06: Agile Development Conference Report
Vol 01 Issue 07: An Insight and a Challenge
Vol 01 Issue 08: Too Scared to Do The Right Thing: Offshoring and Agile
Part 1 of 2
Vol 01 Issue 09: Too Scared to Do The Right Thing: Offshoring and Agile
Part 2 of 2
Vol 01 Issue 10: Unit Testing
Vol 01 Issue 11: Tear Down The Wall -- Do SQA First

The error refernces parts of two document names Vol 01 Issue 03:.... and
Vol 01 Issue 08:....

If I look in the directory named in the error, I see:
 Directory of
03/07/2005 10:19a <DIR> .
03/07/2005 10:19a <DIR> ..
03/07/2005 10:19a 0 Vol 01 Issue 03

So you see the filename stopped short of the first colon. That's why I
suspect the colon in the filename is the problem.

I am torn because I can't possibly be the first person to check in a
filename with a colon and check it out under Windows, however I found no
issues in the issue tracker with a description containing colon, and
google didn't find anything either.

Please advise. Thank you for your time.

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