I'm trying to change the casing of a project name, but even though the repository name would remain the same (it's all lower-case), BitBucket won't let me do it.
Is it possible to change the name to something else and then rename it back with proper casing? Are there any unforeseen implications of doing this to the repository (e.g. redirect URLs; push/pull authentication issues, etc)?
Would like to know if it's 100% safe before trying it.
You can rename a repository yes. When you rename a repository, the repo_slug also changes. You can't change case with rename though. So, if you name something "My Repository" you can't change it to "my repository." This is because with each rename Bitbucket attempts to create a new slug. To Bitbucket, names like:
Are identical. Both result in a repo-slug of my-respository. See the documentation for details on renaming.
You can control how the name of a repository appears in the Bitbucket UI, yes. You have limited control over the repository name as it appears in the URL for your repository.
So, you can name your repository "My Repository" using Bitbucket's Create repository dialog. But the name of the repository in the URL appears like this:
The my-repository is known as a repo_slug. The internal name Bitbucket software uses to identify your repository. That slug is always going to be lower case with a dash replacing any spaces. That is because our software cannot use the display name with spaces and upper case.
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