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Re: What's the .subversion directory for?

From: Barry Gershenfeld <barry_g_at_zmicro.com>
Date: 2006-04-18 02:07:13 CEST

At 06:07 PM 4/17/06 -0400, you wrote:
> > ... I keep finding a .subversion directory.
>In windows subversion stores some things in C:\Documents and
>Settings\<profile name>\Application Data\Subversion while the
>equivalent in unix/linux is ~/.subversion/

True--I found the Windows config collection where you said. And in there,
a readme file that mentioned some registry keys. (Still no menu info in
those keys--a different question though)

>Is it possible you've somehow got unix/linux home directories mapped
>on those network directories? Deleting them just means you destroyed
>any cached passwords or configuration that was setup in them. I'd
>also assume its possible that a windows client could be specifically
>using its own seperate config for subversion and creating a
>.subversion directory somewhere for it. However since you gave no
>info as to specifically where you were finding these directories....
>- Jody

I gave enough, it seems. You nailed it. I use a command-line svn (Cygwin)
when I'm trying to figure out how to get Subversion to do something (or to
figure out what it just did). And that's what creates them. I just did a
test on a local drive ( svn status ) and it immediately created that
directory. Since I can be in any directory I want, I create .subversion
in seemingly random places. Now I know why.

I didn't think about the interaction between different clients (and I try
not to do write operations from the CLI). The CLI seems to be able to read
tsvn's config files...but I guess it doesn't trust it, and creates its own
config from it and uses that. And I guess the worst I can do by removing
those directories is to confuse svn.

Thanks for the lead.


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Received on Tue Apr 18 02:19:31 2006

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