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Re: [PATCH] FAQ suggestion - another minor proposal

From: Folker Schamel <schamel23_at_spinor.com>
Date: 2004-09-17 18:27:22 CEST

kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> Folker Schamel <schamel23@spinor.com> writes:
>>>>The "*" variant doesn't do anything else; it does it only in a simpler way.
>>>Not quite. "*" includes files whose case is fine, but which may
>>>receive updates from the server simply because they're out of date.
>>>The same thing could happen to the case-problematic files, of course,
>>>but at least it will be limited to them.
>>Not correct -> don't forget the SECOND "svn update" command.
>>Since this upper/lower-case issue is a quite common problem
>>for windows users, I suggest to at least add the simpler solution
>>to the FAQ, for example by using the patch below.
> This just has the same properties I described (of including more files
> than just the case-problematic ones), except to an even greater
> degree, since it does "update *" and then "update" on the entire dir.

no no no no no ;-)


     svn update file.java
     svn update


     svn update *
     svn update

BOTH update the entire dir.
You cannot avoid this, because you need the second "svn update"
to fetch the missing files having the correct case.

> I don't object to putting the recipe in the FAQ, but it needs an
> explanation of why it works and what other effects it might have, I
> think.

Better explanation is always good;
but it is exactly the same for both variants.
Except that you might want to explain what the meaning of "*" is.

The "*" has no disadvantages, only advantages.
Take a closer look at it! ;-)


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Received on Fri Sep 17 18:27:30 2004

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