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Re: Overwriting WC files with 'update'

From: Giovanni Bajo <rasky_at_develer.com>
Date: 2005-11-21 11:18:59 CET

Peter N. Lundblad <peter@famlundblad.se> wrote:

> (An alternative would be to just install the new text-base, which will
> make svn treat the pre-existing file as a modified version of the new
> file. But might this be too dangerous? It wouldn't loose data, but
> maybe it is confusing.)

IIUC, it'd be very dangerous. The user might accidentally commit it (a common
scenario would be that the pre-existing file is not the latest version of the
file that was actually added to the repository, but it comes from an older
iteration of the patch). Marking it as a conflict makes sure the user at least
explicitally resolves it one way or another.

Giovanni Bajo

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