Ben Madin wrote:
> G'day all,
> I have suffered a catastrophic failure of the old (2001) freebsd box
> on which my PhD thesis repository was served from.
Condolences on the loss of your data.
> Although I am obviously an idiot for not adequately backing up the
> repository, the reality was it was for my own benefit, and more of a
> convenient backup system, especially when traveling, so I'm happy to
> live with the loss of the versioning history.
> But now I have set up a new (only 3 year old) box, with a shiny new
> hard drive and UPS, and want to populate it again from my working copy.
> However the working copy is full of .svn directories etc, and I was
> wondering if there is any way to import it without causing confusion.
> As it is (now) the only copy, I am reluctant to do a rm -r sweep
> through it to try to remove all the .svn directories, in case I
> accidentally get everything.
> Is there any alternatives for importing checked out copy. I have been
> through the book and the faq's, and looking the archive with little
> success, but I'm not sure that I haven't missed a key word.
> Any help would be really appreciated.
I think you're looking for 'svn export', which will strip the .svn directories
from the source and put a copy of the contents in another locations.
Btw, if you were to try using 'rm -r', I'd suggest creating a backup of the
working copy first.
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Received on 2008-12-08 20:38:13 CET