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Re: SVN and NTFS - illegal character ':' in filename

From: David Weintraub <qazwart_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2010 14:08:11 -0400

If you have both Unix and Windows boxes on the same project, it's very
possible for someone on Unix to create a file with an invalid
character or name for Windows. For example, aux.java is an invalid
file name on Windows.

I have a pre-commit trigger that allows you to ban characters or file
names from being added into your Subversion repository.

On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 1:50 AM, Markus Fried <markus_fried_at_gmx.net> wrote:
> Thank you very much for pointing me to the solution. svn ls did indeed reveal the little rascal and I could remove it!
> Thanks again!
> Mark.
> -------- Original-Nachricht --------
>> Datum: Tue, 23 Mar 2010 18:21:59 -0700
>> Von: Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com>
>> An: Markus Fried <markus_fried_at_gmx.net>
>> CC: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2010a_at_ryandesign.com>, users_at_subversion.apache.org
>> Betreff: Re: SVN and NTFS - illegal character \':\' in filename
>> On 03/23/2010 08:04 AM, Markus Fried wrote:
>> > Hi Ryan,
>> >
>> > it's not a file I put into SVN that causes the problem - it seems that
>> SVN attached a kind of time stamp for one of its book keeping files in the
>> .svn folder.
>> As others have stated, that file is something checked into svn.
>> What svn does is save a pristine copy of the file in the .svn folder but
>> appends the ".svn-base" to its name, so it's natural to think it's
>> something that svn maintains for itself, but in this case the root cause
>> is a poorly named file checked into svn.
>> Regards,
>> Blair
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David Weintraub
Received on 2010-03-24 19:08:40 CET

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