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Re: Why is svn displaying ! and ? on a file

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2019 14:58:58 -0400

On Mon, Sep 23, 2019 at 2:25 PM Bo Berglund <bo.berglund_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> I just checked out a project from SVN (1.9.7) and it took a lot
> of time to get the executable.
> This means that the exe file contains debugging symbols so I used
> the command strip -s to clean the exe file. Sdomehow I had forgotten
> this when it was committed 2 years ago.
> The strip worked fine and the file also works fine after the strip.
> Then I checked that I could commit it:
> D:\Engineering\Projects\Subversion\HW\TcpCommTest>svn status
> ! TCPCommTest.exe
> ? TcpCommTest.exe
> This was an unexpected response I have not seen before...
> The TcpComm.exe was about 19 Mb in size before the strip and now it is 1.9
> Mb.
> I want to commit it but for some reason there is no committable file in
> the WC dir.
> What to do?

You essentially renamed the file when you changed the case. Subversion is
case-sensitive even if the OS is not. You could rename the back to the
original case or use the svn mv command to tell Subversion about the rename.


Mark Phippard
Received on 2019-09-23 20:59:18 CEST

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