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Re: current directory (...) contains an invalid character (+,>;=\t\n)

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: current directory (...) contains an invalid character (+,>;=\t\n)
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2002 13:07:15 -0500 (EST)

Rolf Krahl writes:
> address@hidden (Larry Jones) writes:
> > 
> > It didn't cause any trouble that you noticed.  The file that CVS uses to
> > keep track of editing information uses those characters as delimiters,
> > so having them in a directory name confuses CVS and makes various edit
> > functions not work right, frequently with very obscure error messages. 
> You mean CVS/fileattr in the repository?


> > The only change was to provide a clear error message right aways rather
> > than planting a time bomb to blow up later.
> With the difference that before, it might have caused some single
> command to fail, while now, it seems that i cannot use CVS at all for
> this project anymore.  (No, i don't have the option to change this
> directory name.)

You just can't use the edit command -- all the other commands work fine.
And it's only the name of your working directory that matters, not the
name of the repository directory, so why can't you change it?

-Larry Jones

I wonder if I can grow fangs when my baby teeth fall out. -- Calvin

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