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Re: Base text files, re: IRC chat

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 13:10:14 -0400

Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name> writes:
> Karl Fogel wrote on Mon, 15 Sep 2008 at 12:18 -0400:
>> 1. The metadata knows where the working copy/copies live, by absolute
>> path, as Greg says.
>> 2. If you plain mv or cp a working copy, it stops working, BUT...
>> 3. ...the error message from Subversion points out that the working
>> copy may have been mv'd or cp'd, and offers a command to
>> "re-register" it with the metadata store. This command is the
>> metadata store's chance to clean up its reference counts
>> w.r.t. that working copy.
> ... and also offers another command to un-register the previous location.

I was thinking the same command would do both. That is, it would gather
all the knowledge it could, from inspection and (perhaps) from the user,
and DTRT.

> And a command to list all WCs it knows about, maybe (so you can figure out
> what needs to be unregistered).

Urgk. Well, let's see if we really need that one first.

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