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Re: Flag to preserve offline operation of WC -> WC copy

From: Daniel Rall <dlr_at_collab.net>
Date: 2006-10-23 23:20:17 CEST

On Mon, 23 Oct 2006, Daniel Rall wrote:

> On Thu, 19 Oct 2006, Malcolm Rowe wrote:
...
> > Bikeshed, but _please_ don't use the --show-updates/-u switch for
> > this - it really doesn't have anything to do with 'copy'.
>
> We're trying to handle a couple use cases here:
>
> 1) Allow WC -> WC 'copy'/'move' commands to continue to support
> offline operation.
>
> 2) Allow WC -> WC 'copy'/'move' commands to propogate both explicity
> merge info (the pre-existing value of the "svn:mergeinfo" property on
> the source path), and implicit merge info (all revisions represented
> by the object at the source path).
>
> An option for 'copy'/'move' will be introduced to support #2. "-u"
> was suggested because it make 'status' contact the repository, which
> is similar to what it'll do here. However, the long name
> "--show-updates" isn't correctly descriptive of what we're doing
> (retrieving any inherited merge info and looking up the revision when
> the source path first appeared). Anyone have a better suggestion?

I've written this up here:

  http://subversion.tigris.org/merge-tracking/func-spec.html#copy-move

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