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Re: [bikeshed] --allow-overwrite ? (was: svn commit: rev 6327 - in trunk/subversion: clients/cmdline include libsvn_client)

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-06-24 20:03:02 CEST

Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> writes:

> > Issue #1296: add --force option for svn export, so an exported
> > directory can be overwritten by a subsequent export. Patch from
> Should we maybe nip the "force _what_?" question in the bud and just stop
> using --force? Maybe rename this as --allow-overwrite ?

+1. I think --force is used way too generically all over the place.

> Here are the other '--force' users:
> delete: force the removal of unversioned items
> merge: dunno what force does here
> move: dunno

Do others agree? I know I've heard other people grumbling about the
overloading of "--force", don't remember who. Anyone wanna file an
issue to rename these switches?

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