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

From: David Kramer <david_at_thekramers.net>
Date: 2005-03-07 19:38:31 CET

On Mon, 7 Mar 2005, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

> 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".

Already done, and it worked perfectly. Thanks to the both of you.

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