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From Johan Corveleyn <>
Subject Re: Case-only renames
Date Fri, 21 Oct 2011 08:17:37 GMT
On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 5:49 AM, Ryan Schmidt
<> wrote:
> The Subversion 1.7 release notes say:
>> Changing case of file and directory names on Windows
>> Subversion on Windows now fully supports changing the case of file and directory
names. No more special workarounds, a simple 'svn mv' just does the right
> Is this fix really Windows-specific, or is this also now fixed on OS X and other systems
with case-insensitive filesystems?

I think it's only supported on Windows + case-insensitve fs.

I've been working on this issue during the 1.7 release cycle, and I
know that it depends on APR support for "truepath-conversion" (being
able to convert a given path to the actual on-disk path). And AFAIU
there is no support for this in APR for OSX (because nobody has
stepped up yet to actually implement this -- volunteers welcome of

But I'm not completely sure that this means it won't work on OSX +
case-insensitive fs. Maybe, in the absence of truepath-conversion, it
already "just works", without jumping through hoops ... I'm not a Mac
user myself, so I can't test this. Can anyone check this?

I thought OSX + case-insensitive was not a very common setup (i.e.
that it's mostly set up with a case-sensitive filesystem). But maybe
I'm wrong, I really don't know.


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