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Re: BUG/Annoyance: Export all creates new folder

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-09-27 12:40:07 CEST

On 9/27/06, Nick Gilbert <nick@x-rm.com> wrote:
> > Wrong. Windows wouldn't overwrite it either. Example:
> > * Select a folder (e.g. named 'folder')
> > * hit Ctrl-C (copy)
> > * hit Ctrl-V (paste)
> > * hit Ctrl-V (paste)
> >
> > Now you'll have two more folders, named 'copy of folder' and 'copy (2)
> > of folder'.
> Sorry but that's hardly the same thing! It is quite obvious to Windows
> under those circumstances that you are specifically TRYING to create a
> duplicate folder - why else would you paste a folder back into the
> folder it is already in? Under ALL other circumstances, if you copy a
> folder called "foo" into a *different* folder which already contains a
> folder called "foo", you get a dialog that says "Confirm Folder Replace"
> (see attached screenshot). I think it would be better (and more useful)
> if TSVN export behaved like Windows under these circumstances as this
> would give you the option to more easily export source files one folder
> at a time.

While I agree that windows does it differently here, I still think the
way TSVN does it is much better. I always missed the feature in
Windows where the confirmation dialog would also offer an option to
*rename* the file/folder automatically instead of just overwriting or

> > But it's the safe way to go. Because when you right drag a folder and
> > choose export, you don't usually see what's inside the folder where you
> > drag it to.
> I agree - it shouldn't be implemented unless there is also a warning
> dialog telling you what it is about to do otherwise it would be
> dangerous. :)

In this case here, I think I will be a little bit egoistic and will
keep it the way it is now. That's what I want it to work because it
works best for me. And it's not that this feature would break anything
or stop others from using it. It's basically either annoy some users
or annoy me - guess what I choose this time :)

> Also I forgot to mention, if you select quite a few folders at once and
> choose export all, TSVN pops up an error dialog at the end of the export
> process with no dialog title and no text in the dialog (just an OK
> button) (v 1.4). (see attached)

Can you reproduce this? What's the folder layout? All folders from the
same working copy? Anything else I need to know to reproduce this?


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