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Re: "svn copy -rHEAD" copies the wrong version.

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: 2003-10-07 18:34:07 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> Julian Foad <julianfoad@btopenworld.com> writes:
>>>Or, if you want to take a harder road, 'svn cp -rX WC WC' could simply be
>>>converted (quietly, under the hood) to 'svn cp -rX URL WC'.
>>This is what seems to be happening; just with a bug in it. Either
>>that or some unintended functionality is operating and should be
>>I don't mind whether "-r" is allowed with a local path. Anyone want
>>to choose?
> Well, heck, if '-r' is already working in the WC->WC case most of the
> time, why don't you investigate the bug? It sounds like we're almost
> there. Maybe it's really trivial to make -rHEAD work correctly.

It was a very trivial bug that prevented this particular case from working. Fixed "-rHEAD" in r7331. Now, "-rHEAD" and "-rN" work but "-r" with any of the local keywords (BASE, COMMITTED, PREV) do not work. But at least they fail with an error, rather than silently doing the wrong thing.

- Julian

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