[cvsnt] Re: Renaming a file problem (case sensitive)

Tony Hoyle tmh at nodomain.org
Sat Dec 14 09:45:35 GMT 2002

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Olaf Groeger wrote:

> Hi,
> i'm looking for a way to rename a file concerning upper and lower letter,
> for instance from Foo.txt to foo.txt.
> What i tried is to remove the file from cvs and re-add it with the new
> name. This works for my sandbox. In the repository the file is now
> foo.txt,v. But if i perform an update to another sandbox the old filename
> Foo.txt is kept, probably because the files name is still Foo.txt in the
> CVS/Entries file of this sandbox. So currently the only way i see is to
> execute a checkout of the foo.txt directory, isn't it ?
You can't do this on an NT server because the files are the same whatever
the case.  This does frustrate Unix clients somewhat but the general answer
is not to try to store different files with the same name in the repository.


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