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

From: Scott Palmer <Scott_at_digital-rapids.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 14:14:52 -0500

> -----Original Message-----
> From: C. Michael Pilato [mailto:cmpilato_at_collab.net]
> Sent: January 29, 2009 1:24 PM
> To: Scott Palmer
> Cc: dev_at_subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: --ignore-externals option for "svn copy"
>
> 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. :-)

Yes, that is the enhancement I'm asking for.
Issue #3365 filed.
http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=3365

I do not have a patch, though I suspect it would be nearly trivial for someone more familiar with the code.

Thanks,

Scott

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