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Re: Why not hide .SVN dir on windows?

From: Brian Huddleston <brianh_at_huddleston.net>
Date: 2002-09-06 22:28:44 CEST

My concern would be that the Hidden attribute on Windows is a much more
obscure lesser known feature than .somefile is under Unix.

-Brian
----- Original Message -----
From: "B. W. Fitzpatrick" <fitz@red-bean.com>
To: "Karl Fogel" <kfogel@newton.ch.collab.net>
Cc: "Barry Scott" <barry.alan.scott@ntlworld.com>; "SubversionDev"
<dev@subversion.tigris.org>
Sent: Friday, September 06, 2002 3:01 PM
Subject: Re: Why not hide .SVN dir on windows?

> 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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