I think the contention was that 'svn delete' would not delete the actual
files from the directory...
"the book reassured me quite nicely that "svn delete" never actually deletes
which is, of course, not true...
"Items specified by *PATH* are scheduled for deletion upon the next commit.
*Files (and directories that have not been committed) are immediately
removed from the working copy.* The command will not remove any unversioned
or modified items; use the --force switch to override this behavior."
The problem was that at the point 'svn delete' was run, those files were
However, here's a question to the experts in the group. Following these
1) Add files
2) 'svn delete' files
Might there be any history of the added file? Even though its deleted?
Like it adds the file's data, then deletes it, and there's some way to
access it. I doubt it, but thought it might be good to check.
On 4/18/06, Marc Haisenko <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Monday 17 April 2006 22:51, Michael Goetze wrote:
> > So please, make "svn commit" do something smart when it notices that
> > added files aren't there anymore, because this really sucks.
> Problem is: define "smart" in this context. SVN can't do anything about
> missing files, it needs the user to resolve the problem by either
> the file (I mean: copy a real file at the place SVN expects it because you
> told it so with an "svn add" earlier) or by reverting the addition (with
> There's nothing that can be done automatically that would always be
> if you commit without the files it would be wrong, as the commit would
> probably be broken (imagine missing source code files that are required by
> the other files you've checked in). That's why SVN just aborts and screams
> for help.
> The SVN client *could* ask whether to commit without the files but I feel
> would be a bad idea since too often users would simply type "Y" and then
> complain about the caused problem later. Users normally don't read error
> messages unless they're forced to; to most users questions like "Do you
> me to do XYZ: Y/N" appears as "Do you want this error message to just
> disappear: Y/N", so the error message doesn't really reach the brain when
> error messages disappears by simply pressing "Y". That's a regular problem
> with security and usability.
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