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

From: David Weintraub <qazwart_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-07-14 22:19:29 CEST

Boy, you learn something new everyday. You're right, I cannot make a
file called "aux.*", "lpt1.*" or "con.*" on Windows.

On 7/14/05, Mark Phippard <MarkP@softlanding.com> wrote:
> 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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David Weintraub
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