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Re: patch to libsvn_client/export.c

From: William Uther <willu.mailingLists_at_cse.unsw.edu.au>
Date: 2003-05-17 14:13:31 CEST

On Saturday, May 17, 2003, at 09:58 PM, plasma wrote:

> On Fri, May 16, 2003 at 11:26:41PM -0500, cmpilato@collab.net wrote:
>> plasma <plasmaball@pchome.com.tw> writes:
>>> hi all,
>>> 'svn export' refuses to export source files into an existing
>>> directory. Say, if I ran a 'svn export URL PATH', found I made a
>>> mistake (maybe forget to commit a file, or export a wrong branch),
>>> then rerun 'svn export URL2 PATH'. Because the PATH was created by
>>> previous command, the second one will refuse to run. PATH should be
>>> removed explicity by user, and I think it's annoying.
>> I'm confused. If you started an export and then cancelled it because
>> it was the wrong thing, why would you want your next export to
>> effectively interleave its output with whatever cruft you now have on
>> disk from your failed export?!

There are other uses aside from this one. The others are not so
horribly broken. I see it as analogous to untarring over an already
existing dir. Not the common case, but sometimes useful.

> Generally, there is not necessarily many differences between branches
> or revisions. Maybe files remain the same, just theirs contents
> differ.

Ugh - that's a horrible argument.

> Since the patch is here, if you core members find it acceptable, maybe
> you would like to add a new option to complete this issue? I would be
> appreciate since I prefer 'svn export' do things this way.

This sounds like a job for --force.

Will :-}

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