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Re: relocate doesn't check arguments - may screw up working copy

From: SteveKing <steveking_at_gmx.ch>
Date: 2004-05-13 19:06:03 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

>> But you would have to specify the full URL to the new repository
>>for that to work:
>>svn switch --relocate http://server2.com/repos
>>would then read the "from" URL from the working copy where the command
>>was executed and substitute that with the "to" URL.
> This is bad and dangerous: we cannot just assume X is the entire URL
> stored in the working copy. If the user accidentally types the full Y
> URL incorrectly, then they may end up changing the 2nd half of the URL,
> when they only meant to change the 1st half.

AFAIK if the full Y URL is incorrect, then the command will fail anyway
since it can't contact the new repository. Just try the relocate with a
"to" URL which doesn't have a repository or where the server isn't


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