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Re: Problem on Windows client- colon in file name?

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-03-07 17:31:25 CET

On Mar 7, 2005, at 10:07 AM, David Kramer wrote:

> 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.

You are correct, you cannot use a colon in a filename on Windows. It's
reserved as a drive separator (i.e. C:\)

This is not a Subversion bug, it's a Windows limitation. There's
nothing Subversion can possibly do to circumvent the limitation. So
the answer is: "don't do that." If you know that you're going to be
using Windows clients, then don't create paths in the repository that
are illegal on Windows.

You can rename the file using a server-side move: "svn mv URL1 URL2".

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Received on Mon Mar 7 17:33:49 2005

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