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Re: problems copying and removing a directory

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2002-09-06 14:24:04 CEST

"Dylan Cuthbert" <dylan@q-games.com> writes:

> Maybe I'm simply having trouble grasping the concepts involved. (coming from
> cvs and not used to this ability to copy directories around)
> Surely, the svn client should recognise that the directory has been deleted
> and simply tell me that?

Well, in Philip's example below, it *is* telling you that. The error says
that the directory represented by the working copy no longer exists.

> If the directory has been mv'd then it'd be nice if it told me where
> it was last moved. As it stands, a remote user wouldn't know where
> to begin to fix the error. What is the correct "official" course of
> action in such a case?

The user would say, "what the heck? this directory is deleted?". The
user would then read the logs ("svn log"), discover who moved the
directory and why. Then the user would either destroy the working
copy, or do an 'svn switch' of the working copy to the new location.

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