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Re: Misleading error message

From: Michael Schmitt <schmitt_at_TI.Uni-Trier.DE>
Date: 2003-06-15 13:09:18 CEST

On 13 Jun 2003 kfogel@collab.net wrote:

> Michael Schmitt <schmitt@TI.Uni-Trier.DE> writes:
> > when I saw the following message for the very first time, I thought
> > that I ran a command that is only partially supported by subversion
> > ("no warranty").
> >
> > svn: Attempting restricted operation for modified resource
> > svn: Use --force to override this restriction
> > svn: Pass --force to override this restriction
> > svn: 'Trash' has local modifications
> >
> > Would it be possible to replace the term "restriction" by a clearer
> > description or clarify in which sense this is a restricted operation?
> > I know what the intention of this message is but it is not really
> > intuitive.
> "ran a command"... What command did you run? :-)

I added a new directory and tried to rename it before I committed it. IIRC
there are other cases where you have to use --force to tell subversion
that you _really_ want to execute a particular command. This feature is
very useful but the term "restriction" is rather confusing in this


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