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From Pflästerer, Karl <>
Subject illegal filename under windows
Date Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:05:18 GMT

I created a file with the name http<->https.conf  and committed it under
MacOS. No prolem at all.
I could checkout the file on out Linux servers.

But most of my colleagues use Windows. As they tried to update their
working copies everything stopped.

Because <> are not allowed under Windows in filenames svn could not create
the file. But they also couldn’t cleanup the WC.
The working copy was completely broken (für svn) and they had to checkout
everything new.

IMHO this is a bug. At least svn under Windows should have refused to
checkout that file.
Furthermore: the cleanup command didn’t work because svn could not a file
with that name. I would have expected cleanup to revert a transaction not
to complete it.


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