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

From: Derek Robert Price
Subject: Re: Checking out filenames with : in them on windows does not work
Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 09:05:26 -0400
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You're welcome to submit a patch, bat as far as we understand things,
there would be a lot of work involved to fix this.  There's no point
in dealing with only colons - you'd have to deal with all the
restricted characters under Windows and, possibly, even files with the
same name and different cases, which are different under UNIX and not
under Windows.

It's possible that you could go with a very simple map, perhaps using
_ as an escape character, but I think any such change would be fairly

Any such patch would need to include documentation and test cases for
the test suite as well, as per HACKING.  It's possible that
evangelization might find you someone to write your patch for you, but
no one appears to be jumping at this now so you would probably need to
write it yourself to get it fixed.

You might consider some more work on your UNIX guys.  Get them to
change their file names or put you on a UNIX box yourself.



f l wrote:

>True but the damage is already done and the unix guys
>couldn't care less.
>So now I'm out of luck on my windows box :(
>--- Derek Robert Price <derek@ximbiot.com> wrote:

> f l wrote:
> >Checking out filenames with : in them on windows
> does
> >not work (on unix probably does).
> >Unfortunately this aborts the checkout procedure,
> I'd
> >prefer it would skip and continue the rest (or even
> >better do name mangling for windows.
> >cvs [checkout aborted]: cannot rename file
> >_new_bootbackup-2003-07-10_19:41 to
> >bootbackup-2003-07-10_19:41: Bad address
> Don't use filenames with colons in them.  Colons are
> restricted
> characters in the Windows filesystem.
> Derek
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