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Re: Why not hide .SVN dir on windows?

From: B. W. Fitzpatrick <fitz_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2002-09-06 22:01:08 CEST

Karl Fogel <kfogel@newton.ch.collab.net> writes:
> "Barry Scott" <barry.alan.scott@ntlworld.com> writes:
> > Its very annoying that commands find files in the .SVN directory under
> > windows.
> >
> > Use of a . file on Unix is too hide the .svn directory from normal view.
> >
> > The hidden attribute can be set on the .svn dir on windows to get the
> > same feature.
> >
> > Should I raise an issue for this?
> Yeah! Should be an easy patch, too, want to try it?

But if we hide this stuff and some unsuspecting user copies a
directory on the filesystem and then tries to 'add' it to subversion,
won't this cause confusion?

My only concern is that some user does this and then can't figure out
why he/she is getting errors. For example:

$ cp -pr www moo
$ svn add moo
svn: warning: svn warning: Cannot add because entry already exists.

Are my concerns unjustified here?

-Fitz (who actually doesn't even use Windows)

PS Note the double error message! Is that a known issue?

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