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Re: Windows case-sensitive filesystem issues

From: Eric Lemes <ericlemes_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-10-06 15:14:46 CEST

2006/10/5, Ryan Schmidt subversion-2006d@ryandesign.com:
> The Subversion repository is case-sensitive, so it has no problem
> storing files whose names differ only in case. The usual Windows and
> Mac OS X filesystems do have problems with this because they are case-
> insensitive (but case-preserving).
> You can install a pre-commit hook to prevent someone from committing
> a file whose name differs only in case from that of an existing file
> in the repository. But you would have to write the script, or find
> one that someone else has already written.
> The fact that you can have a local file called TEST.TXT, do "svn add
> test.txt", and Subversion adds it to the repository as test.txt
> instead of as TEST.TXT, is IMHO a bug.

IMO, it's a bug.

I think if SVN is multi-platform, It may handle these kind of issues easily.
Somethink like a repository creation option, switch, configuration, not a
hook script.

But I think the pre-commit hook will solve my problem. One more
administrative issue for someone handle.

Received on Fri Oct 6 15:15:28 2006

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