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RE: Checking out filenames with : in them on windows does not work

From: Conrad T. Pino
Subject: RE: Checking out filenames with : in them on windows does not work
Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 14:11:51 -0700

Hi Derek,

> From: Derek Robert Price
> Actually, I'm now inclined to just tell users not to use filenames
> that are restricted on Windows if they need Windows clients.

I defer to more experienced judgments here.  I'm going to assume this
is the direction unless another appears.

> Read the TESTS file.  Basically, if you don't have make to run `make
> check', it's `src/sanity.sh <path_to_cvs>'.  It also accepts some
> options - run the script without arguments to get a list.

Thank you, I didn't know what the purpose of "TESTS" file was.

> >Does the test suite provide coverage for this issue?  If not let's not
> >bother.
> It might.  I don't know.  If not, they would be easy to add.  Of
> course, I think the point is moot if we are going to ignore names that
> don't work under Windows anyhow.  I've considered remapping file names
> before, so Windows clients could handle files with the same name in
> different case, but mapping sounds like a lot of trouble.

I'll keep that in mind when the time comes.

> Cheers,


> Derek


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