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Re: Windows case-sensitive filesystem issues

From: Ed Price <ed.price_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-10-06 16:26:11 CEST

> > 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'd like to agree but I'm not so sure...
Should it always use the "real" case of the file (whatever that means).
Or should it always use the name *specified by the user*?
Maybe you're right, I don't know...

I *do* think that the horrendous error message is a bug:

> svn: Can't copy 'test2\_svn\tmp\text-base\test.txt.svn-base' to 'test2\_svn\tmp\
> test.txt.tmp.tmp': The system cannot find the file specified.

I've been bitten by this issue in the past and what really bothered
me more than the inability to check out was that it took such an
annoyingly long time before I figured out what the problem was.

It would be nice if svn client could give a more helpful error message.

There does appear to be an issue for this:


See also:



[PS resent to list, sorry to Eric for the dupe...]

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