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Re: Possible Issue: Delete file

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-08-27 18:18:44 CEST

Christian Welzel wrote:
> Hi Steve!
> A possible issue with Tortoise. When deleting a file, Tortoise doesn't
> ask for confirmation. It just assumes you know what you're doing and
> kills the file (collateral damage be damned!). :o)
> I know it's possible to restore deleted files, and one would assume that
> a Tortoise user knows what he's doing (:-)) but Windows users are used
> to being asked multiple times whether they're really, really, really
> sure...

We're dealing with Windows users here who (should) know about version
control. Which means it's not necessary to clutter TSVN with "are you
sure?" message boxes.
When you delete a file, we don't have to ask for confirmation because a
simple "revert" can bring the file back (it's versioned after all).
In case the file you're about to delete has local modifications (which
aren't committed yet), TSVN *will* ask you for confirmation. And then
(at least in the version you're using, not in the 1.4.4 release) it will
not simply delete the file but delete it using the windows trash bin.
That assures that you can get the file back if you want.


P.S. next time, wouldn't it be easier to just shout across the hallway
and ask me personally? :)

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