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Re: svn co win32 and linux filesystem compatibility question

From: Scott Palmer <scott.palmer_at_2connected.org>
Date: 2006-01-05 17:54:54 CET

On 4-Jan-06, at 10:16 PM, v4r4n wrote:

> Other than these characters \ / * ? | " < > : does windows xp have
> other possible issues with *nix compatible file names?

Yes, Windows is completely brain-dead with regards to the filesystem.
Other files that will cause problems are

It does not matter if you specify a full path, e.g. C:\my_app
\communication_settings\COM1.xml, is not allowed.

This stupidity comes from the ancient DOS roots of Windows and the
fact that they allowed names like COM1 instead of requiring a colon,
like for driver letters (don't get me started on that crap). Ie. if
"COM1:" were used instead of "COM1" there wouldn't be this mess.. but
that's not the case.

(sometimes I miss tmy C= Amiga)

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