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Re: [patch]: make svn delete remove the file

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2002-04-22 17:00:20 CEST

+1 all over Philip's proposal, yessssss

-K

Philip Martin <philip@codematters.co.uk> writes:
> While this probably works, I don't like the inconsistency in the
> behaviour of 'svn rm'. After I do 'svn rm' on a file I don't know
> whether the file has been removed from the filesyatem or not, 'svn st'
> will show 'D' but the file may still exist. Also if I do 'svn rm on a
> directory, files within the directory will still exist on the
> filesystem even if they are not modified.
>
> Here's how I would like 'svn rm' to work: after 'svn rm' the files are
> always removed. However 'svn rm' first checks for modifications and if
> there are any the command fails. When 'svn rm' fails either the
> --force flag can be used or 'svn revert' can be used first to remove
> the modifications. This applies both to files and file properties,
> and also to directories, in which case the children of the directory
> are checked as well.
>
> This scheme also solve the problem that after an 'svn rm' on a
> modified file, which at present is allowed, there is no simple way to
> undo the deletion and retain the modification. I think it would be
> better for the user to either choose to revert the modification before
> the 'svn rm' succeeds, or to have to --force the 'svn rm'.
>
> I would really like 'svn rm directory' to remove the directory from
> the filesystem, as well as removing any files it contains. Perhaps we
> could move it into the .svn area?
>
>
> --
> Philip
>
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