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Re: Base text files, re: IRC chat

From: Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 10:32:49 -0700

Greg Stein wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 5:07 AM, Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name> wrote:
>> Greg Stein wrote on Mon, 15 Sep 2008 at 04:29 -0700:
>>> That's a good point. I was thinking that it wouldn't be a big deal...
>>> svn can easily track the references. But I guess not so much if you
>>> just blast the WC out from under it :-P
>> And what if, rather than blasted away, the WC was renamed or duplicated
>> (causing the reference count to be lower than actuality)? How do you
>> fix the reference counts then?
> If it is renamed, then you've just "lost" your metadata. The metadata
> is tied to an absolute path.
> It seems possible to have some admin command to notify svn that you
> renamed the directory, but I'd rather just say "don't do that, or keep
> the metadata inside the WC if you're gonna move it around." Same thing
> goes for copies.

I use rsync to duplicate a working copy whenever I need a new working copy
instead of doing a fresh checkout, since it's much faster. So it would be nice
to say, here's a new copied/moved working copy, but maybe the speed of the new
wc code would make rsync duplicates unnecessary.


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