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Re: Svn cygwin issues

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2008c_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2008 18:25:50 -0500

On Oct 17, 2008, at 08:37, Toby Thain wrote:

>> I am having a weird svn problem [ only on windows ]. When I run a
>> fresh svn checkout of trunk, I got an error message like:
>> svn: Failed to add file 'emu/aux.js': object of the same name
>> already exists
>> URL: svn+ssh://user@www.dom.com/svnroot/tfb/trunk/
>> This happens when I do an svn up also on an existing workarea. The
>> problem is limited to my cygwin svn environment
> Do you have two files in that directory differing only in case?

Actually, it is not permitted to have a file named "aux" (with any
extension) on Windows.

According to Wikipedia:


> In addition, in Windows and DOS, some words might also be reserved
> and can not be used as filenames.[3] For example, DOS Device file:
> COM0, COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4, COM5, COM6, COM7, COM8, COM9
> LPT0, LPT1, LPT2, LPT3, LPT4, LPT5, LPT6, LPT7, LPT8, and LPT9.
> Operating systems that have these restrictions cause
> incompatibilities with some other filesystems. For example, Windows
> will fail to handle, or raise error reports for, these legal UNIX
> filenames: aux.c, q"uote"s.txt, or NUL.txt.

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