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RE: Efficient way to create a new branch from an existing working copy (SOLVED)

From: dieter oberkofler <doberkofler.lists_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2009 09:44:12 +0200

Excellent!
This is just what I was looking for.
Thank you,
Dieter

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Johan Corveleyn [mailto:johan.corveleyn_at_uz.kuleuven.ac.be]
> Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2009 09:43
> To: 'doberkofler.lists_at_gmail.com'; users_at_subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: RE: Efficient way to create a new branch from an
> existing working copy
>
> > The typical way how we create a new branch from a trunk is
> by copying
> > the trunk to a new branch on the server and then checkout the new
> > branch to a local working copy.
> > As this is a very common procedure, I was wondering if this can
> > eventually also be done in a more efficient/fast way.
> > Is there way to - instead of checking out the new working copy -
> > physically duplicate the working copy and then somehow tell
> Subversion
> > to take this new directory as the working copy on the server?
>
> I think you're looking for "svn switch":
> -------
> $ svn help switch
> switch (sw): Update the working copy to a different URL.
> usage: 1. switch URL[@PEGREV] [PATH]
> 2. switch --relocate FROM TO [PATH...]
>
> 1. Update the working copy to mirror a new URL within the
> repository.
> This behavior is similar to 'svn update', and is the way to
> move a working copy to a branch or tag within the same
> repository.
> If specified, PEGREV determines in which revision the
> target is first
> looked up.
> ...
> -------
>
> So, suppose /path/to/wc-from-trunk is your trunk working
> copy, you might try the following scenario:
> $ svn copy <url>/trunk <url>/branches/my-branch $ cp -r
> /path/to/wc-from-trunk /path/to/wc-my-branch $ svn switch
> <url>/branches/my-branch /path/to/wc-my-branch
>
> Just be careful with local modifications or unversioned files
> that you still had laying around in your trunk WC (they will
> be copied to your new branch WC, so you'd carry them with
> you). Keep an eye on the output of the svn switch command to
> see if everything goes smoothly ...
>
> Regards,
> Johan

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