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Re: [PATCH] tolerate locally modified dirs on switch

From: Matt Doran <matt.doran_at_papercut.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2008 15:14:34 +1000

Danil Shopyrin wrote:
> Hi all!
> There is an annoying behavior in the switch command when there are
> locally modified directories to delete. Use case is as follows:
> * user creates a development branch to do some experiments;
> * new folders are created and added to Subversion in the development
> branch. There are some unversioned (and ignored) items in
> the added folders (intermediate compiler output files, for example);
> * and when user wants to switch back to the trunk he/she gets the
> following error from the switch command:
> 'Won't delete locally modified directory';
> * working copy becomes broken and it is needed to perform long and
> nondeterministic (for me, at least) sequence of svn cleanup, svn up
> svn switch commands to heal the working copy.

It is an annoying behavior... and one I'm nervous of hitting whenever I
switch. I'm sure wc-ng will fix all this. :)

I think this is issue #2505 (which was a dupe of issue #2466 that I
raised over 2 years ago).



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