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Re: can't 'svn cp' *twice* - bug or prohibited?

From: Peter Davis <peter_at_pdavis.cx>
Date: 2002-12-10 00:54:20 CET

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On Monday 09 December 2002 14:25, Alexis Huxley wrote:
> Doh! Thanks! :-) Still wondering *why* though ...

I guess because Subversion's philosophy is to never destroy data. Even though
file2 is unmodified locally, Subversion still wants you to explicitely "svn
remove" it before it will allow you to overwrite it.

This avoids any suprises if, for example, file2 had been committed by someone
else and you simply didn't notice that it existed. Even though the old
version would still be recoverable from the repository, it's better to
require explicit deletion.

- --
Peter Davis
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