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Re: svn: Failed to add file object of the same name already exists

From: Mark Phippard <MarkP_at_softlanding.com>
Date: 2005-07-14 19:15:49 CEST

David Weintraub <qazwart@gmail.com> wrote on 07/14/2005 01:11:45 PM:

> I got the following error while trying to checkout a working directory
> on my system. I am on a Windows XP machine, but I'm using the
> Subversion Cygwin version 1.2. I get the error when I was checking out
> a specific directory:
>
> svn: Failed to add file 'aux.h': object of the same name already exists
>
> I could not find a file called "aux.h" in the current directory or
> anywhere on my system, so I have no idea where such a file could be
> hiding. I've tried TortoiseSVN and the Windows client, but get the
> same error. I've tried this on a Unix system, and it works find.
>
> Any ideas?

Windows has several reserved file names that cannot be used. aux is one
of them. There is no way around this. Try creating a file of that name
in Windows Explorer and you will see.

Mark

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