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Re: relocate doesn't check arguments - may screw up working copy

From: SteveKing <steveking_at_gmx.ch>
Date: 2004-05-13 18:16:04 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

> On Thu, 2004-05-13 at 10:59, SteveKing wrote:
>
>
>>I was wondering why the --relocate command needs two URL's. The command
>>needs to be executed inside a working copy so it knows where to start -
>>so why does it need a "from" URL? It could read that URL from the
>>working copy - or am I completely wrong here?
>
>
> Because --relocate is just running a mindless textual substitution,
> something like s/X/Y/ on each URL. You need to specify X and Y.
>
> X might be "http://" and Y might be "svn://". Or X might be
> "http://oldhostname" and Y might be "http://newhostname". Or X might be
> "http://host/oldreposlocation" and Y might be
> "http://host/newreposlocation".

I figured that from the URL's I got when I used the command wrong. But
isn't the X URL always the URL the working copy is checked out from? So
X could be read out from the working copy. Or is there another use for
the relocate command?

Stefan

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