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Re: Error in merging (bug?)

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2008c_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2008 13:42:35 -0500

On Sep 22, 2008, at 5:45 AM, Purple Streak wrote:

> One of our devs hit a problem today in merging. We're using SVN1.5.2
> on windows (and Tortoise SVN 1.5.3). I was using the 1.5.2 command
> line client however.
> We have a project from which I branched off the trunk. I now want to
> merge latest from the trunk to my branch so I run...
>> svn merge "https://svr-source01/svn/Repo/Current Projects/The Doc/
>> Trunk"
> and I get
> svn: URL 'https://svr-source01/svn/Repo/Current Projects/The
> Doc/Trunk/Engine/TreeViewNode.cs' is malformed or the scheme or host
> or path is missing
> (I have slightly changed the names in the URLs - but not any spaces
> for example)
> At first I thought it was to do with having spaces, but I tried a
> trivial other example to reproduce it with no luck.
> So my question is how can I find out what is going wrong?

At first glance I would say spaces in a URL are not allowed, by


The space is forbidden under the section about unsafe characters.

You must percent-encode spaces and other unsafe characters, e.g.:

svn merge https://svr-source01/svn/Repo/Current%20Projects/The%20Doc/

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