[p4] Changing file case in perforce, using a windows server
Norbert.Szabo at bizarrecreations.com
Thu Aug 12 01:20:28 PDT 2010
I am sure we are not the first team facing this problem - we would like
to change the case of a few folders in our depots.
At the moment the cases of our files and folders are a bit all over the
place, we came up a beautiful naming convention to sort it out but we
faced some issues when trying to use the "move/rename" feature in p4 -
it give us an error message saying something along the lines of "the
file already exists".
Just to give you an example, we would like to rename "Layers" to
I am aware of this knowledge base article:
It is proposing deleting and re-adding files with the new case which
sounds like a bit of a hack... Like making integrations to this branch
non trivial and also, forcing everybody to get rid or their local copies
and getting latest again.
Sounds like a lot of hassle for a simple rename operation...
I am wondering do you guys had any success in the past tackling this
problem? I am thinking along the lines of doing some server-side
search&replace/rename operations. I know it can be very dangerous so I
would only consider it if you are aware of a reasonably trivial
Thanks in advance!
Bizarre Creations Ltd.
Ps: And please, do not propose to move our server to Linux. Cheers! :)
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