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RE: Re: Svn import error

From: Gale, David <David.Gale_at_Hypertherm.com>
Date: 2005-09-01 16:08:55 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> On Sep 1, 2005, at 7:06 AM, Gale, David wrote:
>
>> On trying to import a directory into a new repository using svn
>> 1.2.3, several directories are listed as being added, and then I get
>> the following:
>>
>> svn: Safe data ']' was followed by non-ASCII byte 127: unable to
>> convert to/from UTF-8
>>
>> Is there any way to determine which file is triggering this error?
>> Any way to get around it, other than deleting the file?
>
>
> It looks like you're trying to import filename which contains a ']'
> character followed by ASCII 127 (backspace). The subversion
> repository converts all filenames to UTF-8, and backspace is an
> illegal character. As the error says, it cannot convert the string
> to UTF-8.
>
> The answer is to rename the file. It's probably inside the last
> directory printed by the import command.

Ah, found it. I'd been looking for a ]-backspace combination inside the
files using grep, and couldn't find anything; hadn't thought to look at
the file names themselves. There is, indeed, an old file named simply
"]<backspace>"--which makes it slightly challenging to see unless you're
specifically hunting for it.

Thanks,
-David

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