# Re: [TSVN] Deleting directories (physically, then commit)

From: Simon Large <simon_at_skirridsystems.co.uk>
Date: 2005-09-05 11:26:54 CEST

Markus Fischer wrote:
> Hi,
>
> from the time to time it happens that a directory is brute-force deleted
> from the filesystem without doing it over TSVN.

How does that happen? Is it a directory that should not really be under
version control?

> E.g. im in \project\ and
> deleted the directory \project\dir1\ completely and then "Commit" in
> \project\ I get this message from TSVN:
>
> Error:
> Commit failed (details follow)
> Entry for 'C:\project\dir1\' has no URL
> Try a "Cleanup". If that doesn't work you need to do a fresh checkout
>
> I did ran cleanup but it didn't help.

automatically.

> When I do "Check for modifications" "dir1" is listed, but the only
> command available is "Revert" which doesn't seem to do anything.

That seems like a bug. You can't revert a missing folder, only missing
files, so maybe that item should not be there at all. I don't know if it
is possible to update a single missing folder without updating the whole
parent folder ... Stefan?

> ps: it would be of help if actual error messages could be copy & pasted

They can. From any dialog just use Ctrl-A (select all), Ctrl-C (copy).

Simon

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