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Re: svn switch to move between servers

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2002-09-17 19:34:48 CEST

Justin Erenkrantz <jerenkrantz@apache.org> writes:
> I thought 'svn switch' should only change the URLs not the files. My
> working copy (in its entirety) should now point at the new URL. Then,
> I can do svn update/checkout/etc to the new repos. I'm not clear on
> why it should perform an implicit update.

No, it's used for switching from one branch to another. This often
means patching up files.

  'svn switch NEWPATH' == 'cvs update -r BRANCHNAME'

Swapping in new URLs that are supposed to refer to the exact same
things (because the way you refer to the server name has changed or
something like that) is *totally* unrelated to the 'svn switch'
command, and imho should not be conflated with it in the interface.


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