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Re: Problem checking out in windows a file with an invalid syntax

From: Stefano Sabatini <stefano.sabatini-lala_at_poste.it>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 11:30:25 +0200

In date sunday 2008-09-14 20:37:35 +0300, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> Stefano Sabatini wrote on Sun, 14 Sep 2008 at 16:19 +0200:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > we have this problem checking out a file with an invalid syntax (in
> > windows), using tortoise but I think the problem doesn't depend on
> > that specific client.
> >
> > Here it is the specific error message:
> > Error: Can't check path
> > 'R:\path\to\file\*.dep': The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.
> >
> As expected, I see the same error (on Windows) when a file's name
> contains a "*" character ...
> > then the update or check out operation fails.
> >
> > Note that this doesn't seem a problem in linux, since that file syntax
> > is valid in linux.
> >
> > Note also that the '*.dep' file has been already removed from the
> > repository, as it was the residual of a make distclean rule which
> > missed to remove that file.
> >
> ... but after I remove the bad filename from HEAD, I don't have
> a problem checking out again. (See transcript below.)
> I'm not sure what is different in your environment (except the version;
> I used a trunk build). Can you provide a transcript of 'svn ls -R' and
> the failing 'svn co'? Are you sure the '*.dep' file does not exist in

Well it turned out that indeed there was *another* file with that name
which I didn't removed from the repository, and indeed it was
complaining about that file rather than the previous (already deleted)

So your last comment was spot on, you helped me to double-check the
wrong assumption that that file didn't exist, I removed it and now the
problem should be fixed.

Thanks for your help!


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