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[TSVN] "missing" directories are deleted during commit

From: J. Richard Mills <rmills_at_cigital.com>
Date: 2004-12-20 18:48:42 CET

Is "svn remove" the normal resolution for files/directories that are
"missing" from a local sandbox?

One of my Tortoise users ran into a situation recently that was not as I
expected. He was having a problem with some non-compiling source in a
directory, so he just nuked the directory from his local sandbox with
windows browser ("del" key). I usually refer to this as "pruning the
cruft" -- getting rid of local directories that have stuff you don't
care about right now. I've used it as a local space optimization
technique in CVS for years. SVN reports this as "missing" during normal
status checks. However, when he committed his files later, Tortoise
executed a "delete" command to the repository, thereby removing the
directory for everyone else. NOT what we had in mind.

When done from the command line, the commit operation generates an error
if there are "missing" directories. The error is useless
("blah/blah.java" not locked), but at least it doesn't remove the files
from the server.

Thanks for any info.


PS I'm using the latest TortoiseSVN (1.1.1 build 1857) against a 1.1

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