[SvnBook] #55: Document that Windows naming restrictions

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Fri Aug 10 20:51:12 CDT 2007

#55: Document that Windows naming restrictions
 Reporter:  cmpilato     |       Owner:  nobody       
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new          
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:               
Component:  content      |     Version:  nightly/trunk
 Keywords:               |  
 Eric Hanchrow <offby1 at blarg.net> wrote:

 Windows doesn't like colons.  This is clearly a shortcoming in the svn
 docs -- they should make clear that, if you're using a mixed environment,
 then file names need to be acceptable to _all_ client platforms. You
 should add a pre-commit hook that checks each "add" to make sure the file
 name is simple enough to work everywhere.  In the meantime, rename that
 file so that it doesn't contain a colon: "svn mv svn://bad/file:name


 But another thing we might want to point out by way of general advice for
 multi-OS-using clients of a particular Subversion repository is to avoid
 names that look like Windows devices ("con", "aux", "prn", "com1", "lpt1"

Ticket URL: <http://svnbook.red-bean.com/trac/ticket/55>
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