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Re: Truly "Clean" a working copy

From: Robert Dailey <rcdailey_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 08:18:27 -0500

On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 1:21 AM, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> On 11.08.2009 23:48, Robert Dailey wrote:
> > An interesting idea...
> >
> > Sometimes when I try to switch a working copy to a different branch, I
> > have non-versioned and ignored files that are actually versioned on the
> > branch I'm switching to. In such a situation, the switch fails because a
> > non-versioned item with the same name already exists.
> >
> > To solve this problem, normally, I go to the "Check for Modifications"
> > dialog and check "Show Unversioned Items" and "Show Ignored Items". I
> > then sort by status and delete all unversioned & ignored items. I
> > perform the switch once more and it succeeds.
> >
> > Do you guys think it would be reasonable to implement a special feature
> > for such a "Clean Sweep" of the working copy? Perhaps you could make
> > this a feature of SVN Revert. Have a "Show Unversioned/Ignored Items"
> > checkbox in the Revert dialog and checking those items would actually
> > result in them being deleted to the recycle bin. Any opinions?
> Shift-right-click, "delete unversioned items".

Wow, it was there the whole time :) Great! The chances of someone figuring
this out, though, are minimal. After asking 20+ of my co-workers, none of
them were aware of this feature.


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