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Re: [PATCH] Allow replace on repo-to-repo copy

From: Justin Patrin <papercrane_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-01-25 18:37:22 CET

On 1/25/07, Garrett Rooney <rooneg@electricjellyfish.net> wrote:
> On 1/25/07, Hyrum K. Wright <hyrum_wright@mail.utexas.edu> wrote:
> > I will agree that the svn commandline client lacks repository replace
> > functionality, but I don't think that the copy command is the correct
> > place to add it. At this point, I'm not sure where is ('svn replace'?)
> One thing that was suggested in the past was a 'svn copy --overwrite'
> option, which would indicate that if the target directory existed it
> would be overwritten instead of copied into. I believe there were
> some rather extensive discussions of this in the archives, but nobody
> moved past the discussion into actual coding.

I understand that the default semantics are to copy into the
destination if it exists. As I explained, my patch doesn't change the
default behavior of copy, it adds a switch called --replace which
changes the default behavior to replace the destination instead of
copy into it (if it exists). If the destination exists then adding
--replace changed nothing. In fact, specifying --replace for any copy
command other than a repo-to-repo copy where the destination exists
changes nothing in the default behavior.

I'll try to find the older discussions.

Justin Patrin
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Received on Thu Jan 25 18:37:39 2007

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