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Re: --ignore-externals option for "svn copy"

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 13:23:52 -0500

Scott Palmer wrote:
>> -----Original Message----- From: C. Michael Pilato
>> [mailto:cmpilato_at_collab.net] Sent: January 29, 2009 12:32 PM To: Scott
>> Palmer Cc: dev_at_subversion.tigris.org Subject: Re: --ignore-externals
>> option for "svn copy"
>> Scott Palmer wrote:
>>> Is there a technical reason that there is no “—ignore-exernals”
>> option
>>> for “svn copy”?
>> I'd guess it was a combination of unforeseen need, perhaps with a dash
>> of "do you have ANY IDEA how PAINFUL it would be to implement that for
>> REPOS-to-REPOS copies?!" Probably wouldn't be too hard to implement
>> for WC-to-WC and REPOS-to-WC copies, though.
> Why would anything need to be done for REPO-REPO copies? In that case
> the property is copied but there is no "processing" to be done when
> copying to a repo. Svn:externals only matter when the target is a WC -
> right?

Maybe I misunderstood the request. Are you asking for the external to
simply not be fleshed out, or for it to be actually removed (like, the
svn:externals property deleted from its host directory)? If the former, my
bad -- and yes, I agree that this is a good enhancement, please file an
issue in our tracker, got patch?, and all that good stuff. :-)

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
CollabNet   <>   www.collab.net   <>   Distributed Development On Demand

Received on 2009-01-29 19:24:15 CET

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