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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
structure:

ParentFolder
    -ChildFolder
        -File.txt

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?

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

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