ignore files with invalid filenames

Lars Wirzenius liw at liw.iki.fi
Wed Aug 8 11:06:22 BST 2007

On ke, 2007-08-08 at 18:38 +1000, Martin Pool wrote:
> 1 - if they explicitly name the file, give an error
> 2 - if it's just unknown or ignored, ignore it

As one of the people who keeps whining (though rarely on bzr forums)
about bzr's inability to deal with so called broken filenames, I'd like
to at least see some kind of warning that files were skipped, and a way
to see which ones. A bit like the "N files where ignored" and "bzr
ignored" work for .bzrignore.

(My reason for wanting to deal with filenames as strings of arbitrary
bytes: using bzr on random Debian packages requires dealing with all
sorts of filenames that are not under my control, and which I cannot
change without breaking something else. Upstream developers might, for
example, be using a non-UTF8 charset and include filenames in that
charset, and bzr is then unable to deal with them.)

(I'd help by writing patches to do things in better ways, but that'll
have to wait until I can afford to have free time again.)

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