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Re: [TSVN] 'not a working copy' when deleting root working folder

From: Mark Sanford <mtsanford_at_yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-08-25 17:57:58 CEST

Thanks for the replies. Yes, just trying to delete my
checked out version.

I now understand that Subversion has no 'memory' of
any 'checkout' other than what is stored localy in the
working copy in .svm folders. And since the folder I
had imported to the repository was mapped to the root
of the repository, when I used SVN>Delete I was
basically trying to tell it to remove the whole
depository from the depository. Just a little
paradigm shift away from other source control I've
used, but I'm beginning to see it's advantages.


--- Simon Large <sisimonkskirridsystemso.ukukwrote:

> Mark Sanford wrote:
> > 1) Create a folder "C:\source\test_working_copy"
> > 2) Do a "SVSVNheckout..." on this folder to get a
> > working copy.
> > 3) Right click on this folder and do a
> "ToTortoiseSVN
> > Delete"
> > 4) I get a message "'C:\source' is not a working
> copy"
> >
> > This is not what I expected, which was: delete the
> > folder. Note the folder in the error message is
> not
> > the folder I was trying to delete. I am able to
> > "ToTortoiseSVN Delete" folders within
> > c:\source\test_working_copy, just not the root
> working
> > copy folder. Everything else (commit, revert,
> etc.)
> > seems to work fine.
> What were you trying to achieve?
> I am guessing you just wanted to delete the local
> working copy. If that
> is the case, just use a normal Windows delete
> instead. The working copy
> is entirely contained within its top level folder.
> Checking out a
> working copy leaves no mark on the repository, so
> when you have finished
> with it you just discard it. BTW, if you move it to
> the recycle bin, you
> should empty the recycle bin sometime soon. The
.svsvn> folders contain
> lots of small files which really hit recycle
> performance. Alternatively,
> shift-delete and bypass the rerecyclerntirely.
> If you use "ToTortoiseSVN Delete" you are telling
> Subversion that you
> want to remove that file/folder from version
> control. If you want to do
> that, you have to do it from the level above
> (because the parent folder
> contains the control file for the folder you are
> deleting). Or as TaTatham
> OdOddieuggested, use rereporowser and delete it
> directly in the repository.
> Simon
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