[cvsnt] Spaces in File and Folder names.

Andy Southby asouthby at removethis.drumgrange.co.uk
Fri Aug 25 11:25:27 BST 2006

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Thanks Bo,

I have a test server so will experiment.

I will post my findings for all to see, though don't hold your breath as I 
am snowed under with work at the moment.


"Bo Berglund" <Bo.Berglund at system3r.se> wrote in message 
news:mailman.93.1156495799.3158.cvsnt at cvsnt.org...
If you use the precommand or the commitinfo script then you
should be able to fail the commit and print a message to the user
telling him that he must not use spaces in filenames.

For directories it is a different story, because those are really
created immediately when you send the cvs add command on a directory.
It is a bit strange though because the loginfo script gets called on
a dir add so I have had to handle this case in my CVSMailer program
in order not to send any emails for directory adds (there is no message
associated for example).

What happens when someone does a cvs import and there are dirs and/or
files with spaces embedded I really don't know. Maybe the precommand
script is the proper one for this or maybe commitinfo is also called
in which case you can handle everything there. You should install a
test server and experiment...

Best regards,

Bo Berglund

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Subject: Re: [cvsnt] Spaces in File and Folder names.

Thanks for all your input.

I happen to be using scrips, auditing and TortoiseCVS and felt spaces
may be
problematic so I will be taking the advice and mandate that my users not
spaces. (This may cause me some problems however :), oh well!)

I seem to remember a thread a while back discussing a scripted method of

enforcing this in the add or commit operations, am I remembering
and if so can anyone point me to it as I can't seem to find it?


"Andy Southby" <asouthby at removethis.drumgrange.co.uk> wrote in message
news:ecjv3q$sqd$1 at paris.nodomain.org...
> Hi all,
> Does any one know or have experience with spaces in file or folder
> Are there any issues I should know about?
> I would like to use spaces but am wondering if it is wise as I have
> problems in the past with other tools.
> Thanks in advance,
> Andy.

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