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

From: William Uther <will+_at_cs.cmu.edu>
Date: 2002-04-22 18:27:22 CEST

On 22/4/02 8:19 AM, "Philip Martin" <philip@codematters.co.uk> wrote:

> 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.

I'll have a look at it next time I get some free time :)

Making it work that way for files shouldn't be too hard. Making it work for
dirs will require me to learn more about svn *gasp*.

How would you have 'svn rm' work on a directory that has unversioned files
in it? There are three obvious options I can see:

I) Just Do It. This possibly loses info - probably the wrong thing to do.
II) Error - treat it the same as as a modified file.
III) Remove all the versioned files and just leave a trail down to the
unversioned file. This is what the docs specify for a delete during an
update. It has the problem that it doesn't remove the directory.

I'm leaning towards II, with the --force flag to switch to I.


\x/ill :-}

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