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

From: Justin Patrin <papercrane_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-01-27 08:26:10 CET

On 1/26/07, Alan Barrett <apb@cequrux.com> wrote:
> > Justin Patrin wrote:
> > > In order to support more easily scriptable tagging (among other
> > > things), I've created a patch to allow replacement of the destination
> > > in a repo to repo copy.
>
> Excellent!
>
> On Thu, 25 Jan 2007, Hyrum K. Wright 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'?)
>
> As a user of the svn command line client, I'd prefer to see this
> functionality as "svn copy --replace" than as a new "svn replace"
> command. I don't know where it should go in the bindings.
>
> > Have you looked at using mucc? It can be found in the source tree at
> > contrib/client-side/mucc.c. mucc is a client which can combine multiple
> > repository actions into a single commit. I haven't tested it for your
> > use case, but you may want to.
>
> Yes, mucc works for this, but only in the URL-to-URL case. The
> proposed "copy --replace" would work for all combinations of
> {WC,URL}-to-{WC,URL}. Also, many people don't have mucc installed.
>

Well, my patch only takes into account URL-to-URL as this is the case
I was interested in. It should be pretty simple to extend this to the
other cases.

-- 
Justin Patrin
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