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Re: Partial working copy relocation

From: Ivan Zhakov <ivan_at_visualsvn.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2010 22:56:54 +0400

On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 22:38, C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net> wrote:
> Over in another thread[1], a question was raised about the behavior of 'svn
> switch --relocate' today.  Namely, if you run 'svn switch --relocate' on a
> subdirectory of a working copy (that is, *not* a "working copy root"), what
> should the behavior be?
> The behavior today is that the subdir and its children -- and only the
> subdir and its children -- will be relocated.
> On the one hand, this is what you'd expect because Subversion has
> historically avoided operating on the parents of operational targets.

> On the other hand, is there ever a case where the events that force someone
> to relocate a subdirectory of their working copy do not also apply to the
> parents of that subdirectory?
> Should such commands relocate the whole working copy, from its root down?

> Should they simply complain that you've not targeted the root of the working
> copy, and prescribe doing exactly that?
My opinion that best way is forbidding relocating subdirectory working
copy, since it's proven to broke parent working copy.

As far I remember we have the same behavior for svn upgrade now.

Ivan Zhakov
VisualSVN Team
Received on 2010-07-23 20:57:32 CEST

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