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Re: [Monotone-devel] bug report: windows monotone can't check out files
Re: [Monotone-devel] bug report: windows monotone can't check out files with parentheses in the name
Mon, 13 Nov 2006 14:13:19 -0500
On Wed, Nov 08, 2006 at 12:29:06PM +0200, Ilkka wrote:
> I copied a database file over from linux to windows and tried to check
> out a branch that contains a file that has parentheses in the name.
> This is the message that I got:
> mtn: fatal: boost::filesystem::filesystem_error:
> boost::filesystem::path: invalid name "Merijn de Jonge: Build-Level
> Components (IEEE ToSE).pdf" in path: "Merijn de Jonge: Build-Level
> Components (IEEE ToSE).pdf"
Are you sure it is the parenthesis that is the problem? I had thought
that the : character was not allowed in a Windows filename, since it
is the seperator between volume name and path. (This seems to be what
is said in this MS KB article, as well -