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Re: Failed to add directory - Same name already exists...

From: Simon Large <simon_at_skirridsystems.co.uk>
Date: 2005-11-05 23:55:50 CET

Bryan D. Andrews wrote:
> Is there a way to have TSVN overwrite these existing directories?
> It turns out that there are times where projects are not checked in
> properly (certain bin directories need to be included and were not) and
> the developers retrieve their own bins from the third party app...
> then someone decides to check all these in (which should have been done
> in the first place), everyone who has manually created these folders
> have to go through a time consuming process of updating, see what
> failed, deleting that local folder, updating, seeing what failed
> deleting that local folder...
> It would be nice to be able to overwrite files directly from the source
> control...

Firstly, that behaviour is controlled by Subversion, not TortoiseSVN.

And no, it's not possible. Subversion will never discard unversioned
files and replace them with versioned files, because the unversioned
ones might be important. They might not be the same as the versioned ones.

It might in future be possible to 'takeover' existing files if they are
identical to versioned files, but that will not appear until at least
subversion 1.4.


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Received on Sat Nov 5 23:54:59 2005

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