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Re: Deleted case insensitive folders clashing on windows

From: Frans Englich
Subject: Re: Deleted case insensitive folders clashing on windows
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 15:23:46 +0100
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On Wednesday 28 November 2007 11:47:51 Arthur Barrett wrote:
> Frans,
> > I have a problem when on Windows checking out a repository.
> > In it, there's a
> > folder called "Foo" that contains files, and previously the
> > folder "foo"
> > existed as well, but its files were deleted. This works(and
> > worked) fine on
> > Linux, but on Windows it complains on each update.
> Windows filesystems are case insensitive (by default), it's not really
> CVS's problem...
> > This is all a bit hilarious since the directory is deleted,
> > and there's no
> > reason to try to write it. This was experienced with
> > TortoiseCVS, which
> > passes the -P flag, it seems.
> I strongly suggest you contact the tortoisecvs newsgroup (see
> and the cvsnt newsgroup (who make the cvs client
> included in tortoisecvs).  Getting the -P flag turned off is something
> people can help you with - getting the case sensitive
> driver for windows is something the folks can help with.

Installing a file system driver or whatever is a rather high requirement for 
using a repository system. So that cannot be used.

Not specifying -P means that it will check out empty directories("deleted") 
and therefore create a problem for sure since it will have "foo" and "Foo".

> The easiest option I think would be to rename the folder "foo" on the
> server to "foobar" (if you really don't use it anymore).

How does one rename a deleted folder? As far as I know that's not doable, nor 
can one delete a folder.



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