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Re: Feature suggestion: Cut, Copy, Paste

From: Robert Dailey <rcdailey_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2008 16:03:11 -0500

On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 4:01 PM, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> Robert Dailey wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm not sure if this idea has come up or not yet, but an SVN Cut, SVN
> > Copy, and SVN Paste commands in the context menu would be great for
> > using a single explorer window to move/copy files/directories around.
> > Some sort of 2 step move/copy process versus the typical drag/drop
> > approach would be nice, since normally I don't keep 2 explorer windows
> > open and it's a bit tedious to get one up and set to the right directory.
> >
> > Has this been thought of?
>
> That's not possible (i.e., it wouldn't work).
> For Cut/Copy to work, TSVN would have to stay in memory and then catch
> the paste operation. But the context menu handler isn't 'resident' in
> memory and therefor when you would call "SVN Paste", the paste command
> would have no idea *what* to paste because the source of the cut/copy
> operation is not known.

Fair enough. I'm not an expert on windows context menus, so I wasn't sure
how difficult this would be. What thoughts have you guys put into this? It
would be nice to perform copies and moves through one explorer window,
however if it is as difficult as you say it is to maintain state between
operations, this may not be possible at all. That's unfortunate, I must say.
Received on 2008-09-12 23:03:25 CEST

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