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Re: Allow copy files that already copied

From: Folker Schamel <schamel23_at_spinor.com>
Date: 2005-12-22 14:54:03 CET

Molle Bestefich wrote:
> Folker Schamel wrote:
> I agree with that particular posting.
> Especially I think that this:
> "Another practical aspect is that you cannot move
> a directory and then afterwards rename files within
> this directory without an intermediate commit."
> is a very good point for supporting multiple cp/mv.
>>(This discussion also goes into some details
>>about the question what the right copy-from URL is.)
> Haven't read the entire thread :-).
> Since repository recording time is by definition the time when you do
> 'svn commit', any intermediate change in the working copy should not
> be reflected. Only the final state of the working copy compared to
> the previous state in the repository should be reflected in the
> commit.
> With that in mind, I don't imagine it's hard to define what the
> correct copy-from should be. Or is it?

Thats also my view :-)

I cannot speak for others, but my impression was that
this was also the agreement after this discussion.

>>Especially I think that the scenario I described in
>>is a good reason for supporting it.
> I don't think so, the whole premise of the scenario is false.
> TortoiseSVN supports moving foo/foo.cpp -> tau/tau.cpp just fine.
> Just right-click foo.cpp, select "Rename..." then enter "../tau/tau.cpp".

Ups, I didn't know that!

But nevertheless, the scenario remains valid.
(The only thing which changes is that you can use TSVN for all these steps.)
Note that this scenario is just a sample for renaming a file
in a moved folder as you mentioned above.


> (The menu item should probably be renamed to "Move/Rename ..." to
> lessen confusion.)

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