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Re: problem for a non native reader to understand the manual

From: Bruce Elrick <bruce.elrick_at_entropyreduction.ca>
Date: 2003-04-24 20:03:34 CEST

I'm a native english speaker and that part of the manual confused me as
well. I (weakly) searched for a SVN-specific definition but didn't find
one, but discussions on this list about getting rid of the "pristine"
copy filled the gap.

When you check out a working copy you get two copies of every file. One
is the one you work on and change, the other is the pristine reference
copy which matches the repos at a known revision. It is used to make it
easy for the svn client to compute deltas, I believe.

I'm sure someone else will explain it more properly...

Robert wrote:

> Hi.
> Please help me, I am currently studiing the manual and have problems to
> understand the following:
> In Subv. The Definitive Guide, Draft, Rev 5113 on top of page 18.
> arguments to the -- revision switch...
> ...
> BASE The "pristine" revision of an item in a working copy
> I don't understand the word "pristine". Pristine means new according to
> "The Oxford Dictionary", so is this the latest item in the working
> directory?

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