Shitty finding of the month: VSS hates special characters in file name

Just so you still-stuck-in-VSS-devs know that if your file name contains certain valid Windows file name special characters, such as the percentage “%”, then you’re doomed for not being able to add that file to VSS since the genius source control doesn’t do special character escape while executing the check-in command and will politely show you the syntax error dialog box:

VSS showing syntax error when processing files with special characters

Now, wag your finger to you-know-who.

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