Case sensitivity

Vincent Ladeuil v.ladeuil+lp at
Mon Aug 31 18:03:21 BST 2009

>>>>> "bialix" == Alexander Belchenko <bialix at> writes:


    >> Ha yes, well done. Sounds a lot like what could have happened to
    >> Larry.
    >> So from there:
    >> ren FOO.txt foo.txt
    >> or
    >> bzr mv foo.txt FOO.TXT

    bialix> bzr mv foo.txt FOO.TXT --after

    >> Should both put things back in sync right ?

    bialix> Should.

    >> I'm surprised that 'bzr st' report that on a case insensitive
    >> working tree though...

    bialix> So, it's not "by design"?

The design is to be able to handle case sensitive file names, so,
of course, there are limitations when the working tree is case
insensitive (like you will never be able to checkout foo.txt and
FOO.TXT as two separate files if both are versioned), but we
intend to make bzr usage as smooth as possible on case
insensitive file systems, so the case above is a bug IMHO.

Now one can argue whether the bug is that Larry added the two
files (which should remain possible !) or that he should have
received a loud warning instead, but let's find what happened
first :)


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