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Re: [TSVN] Feature Request: Make switches safer.

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-09-06 18:36:46 CEST

Greg Stevenson wrote:
> Saw that moving/copying was made safer so I thought I would ask for this. I
> found that bad things happen if a switch is done and folders need to be
> removed.
> For example: 1.0 has the subfolders Common and Source. 2.O added the folder
> DB. If someone is working in 2.0, commits, and wants to switch to 1.0 the
> switch abruptly aborts if the DB folder cannot be removed because some app
> is open that has a lock on the folder even if it has no open files or one or
> more uncontrolled files exist in the folder. This leaves the working folder
> in a very undefined state. Delete and Checkout is the safest course of
> action at this point. Having at least a precheck and aborting before taking
> action with a warning would be nice.

- the switch is done by the Subversion library. TSVN doesn't do the
switch itself.
- So TSVN doesn't know which files/folders are really affected by the switch
- Even if TSVN knew (we could just guess), the check wouldn't really be
accurate: a file/folder could be locked during the check but not be
locked shortly afterwards, or it could *not* be locked, but then it
could be in use by another program when the actual switch happens.

Stefan

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