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[Windows] Problem with folder name having blank space at the end

From: waqas Arshed <waqasarshed_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2008 16:52:56 +0500

Hi All,

I have set up Subversion 1.4.5 (r25188) and I just found out that if you
rename a folder in subversion with a blank space at the end of the name e.g.
"foldername" -> "foldername ", you can no longer export the contents of that
folder or checkout its parent folder on Windows. Suppose you have following


Rename "ChildFolder" to "ChildFolder ", then try to check out or export
ParentFolder. Checkout will fail because subversion would not be able to
create "ChildFolder " on Windows machine. Export will fail because, Windows
will automatically remove the last space and create the folder with name
"ChildFolder" instead of "ChildFolder " while exporting the contents,
resulting again, in the failure of operation.

I suppose this problem is specific to Windows OS only?

Waqas Arshed
Received on 2008-04-02 18:29:37 CEST

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