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Re: Changing name capitalization under Windows

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca>
Date: 2007-03-23 18:19:00 CET

On 3/23/2007 12:16 PM, Luke.Powell@bjservices.com wrote:
> We are operating under Windows and are bringing some old files under
> version control that are from old DOS days when the filenames were
> capitalized by default, e.g. FOO.C. We'd like to rename these according to
> more modern standards, but when we try doing "svn rename FOO.C foo.c" we
> are told that we "Cannot move path 'FOO.C' onto itself." So far the only
> alternative has been to do it directly to the repository, e.g. "svn rename
> svn://my.rep/FOO.C svn://my.rep/foo.c" but doing it that way generates a
> lot of revisions and is very slow. Is there any other way to do what we
> need to do?

There's an FAQ item on this,


and it recommends the slow way in the repository.

Duncan Murdoch

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