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Re: svn revert recursive by default?

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-04-29 23:57:05 CEST

solo turn <soloturn99@yahoo.com> writes:

> may i suggest to switch default behaviour of "svn revert" to be
> recursive, like all the other commands?

No, it's deliberately nonrecursive, deliberately different from the
default behavior of all other commands.

'svn revert' is inherently dangerous, since it tosses local mods.
Therefore if someone wants to revert *all* local mods (rather than
just a single target), we want the user to be very specific about the
decision -- by typing -R.

If 'svn revert' were recursive by default, it would be too easy to hit
the [enter] key early and accidentally wipe out everything.

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Received on Tue Apr 29 23:58:50 2003

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