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Re: [PATCH] FAQ suggestion - another minor proposal

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-09-01 15:32:29 CEST

Folker Schamel <schamel23@spinor.com> writes:
> To avoid that in case of having multiple such files
> (I know what I'm talking about! ;-)
> each repository user is sitting in front of his computer
> and typing "update file.java" and "update" for each single file
> - and curse at svn unnecessarily ;-) - what about the following:
> Index: www/project_faq.html
> ===================================================================
> --- www/project_faq.html (revision 10785)
> +++ www/project_faq.html (working copy)
> @@ -1158,6 +1158,16 @@
> copy, the second update will add <tt>File.java</tt>, leaving you with
> a correct working copy.</p>
> +<p>If you have many such problematic files in a directory <tt>mydir</tt>,
> +you can use
> +
> +<pre>
> +svn update mydir/*
> +svn update mydir
> +</pre>
> +
> +This will fix all files in this directory at once.</p>

This advice might update other things underneath mydir/ as well. Most
users would realize that -- though the ones who wouldn't are exactly
the ones who would be unlikely to figure out the "update *" method on
their own.

Rather than complicate the explanation further, I think it's better to
give a simple recipe that works every time, does exactly what's needed
to fix the case problem, and doesn't do anything else. It's okay if
the recipe is cumbersome. After all, the last piece of advice we give
is that people should try to avoid being in this situation in the
first place :-).


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Received on Wed Sep 1 17:12:25 2004

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