[cvsnt] Regarding filenames in CVSNT

Tony Hoyle tony.hoyle at march-hare.com
Fri Apr 11 16:31:24 BST 2008

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Ron Buchholz wrote:
> Q: Is there anything in *CVSNT* (now) that does not allow certain
> non-alphanumeric (i.e., space, +, {, ~, etc.) characters for a filename? If so,
> what are those disallowed characters?

You have to obey the filename rules of both the client and server OSs 
otherwise you hit options... so no : in the filename in win32, and be 
careful of case sensitivity if you're using a Unix server.  CVSNT adds 
no additional requirements.

In addition on Windows you can't create files called the same name as 
devices, so CON, LPT, etc. are disallowed (as are CON.TXT, LPT.TXT, etc. 
- this is a holdover from DOS that's still present on Win32).


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