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RE: Dumb question, perhaps

From: Leon Zandman <lzandman_at_lode.nl>
Date: 2006-06-29 09:25:47 CEST

I thought there weren't any dumb questions, only dumb people... :-)
Leon Zandman


        From: Kevin Perese [mailto:kevin.perese@gmail.com]
        Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2006 6:12 PM
        To: users@tortoisesvn.tigris.org
        Subject: Dumb question, perhaps
        I'm a complete novice to svn, tortoisesvn, and version control
in general so I apologize if these questions are dumb. I work on a
project that could really benefit from some version control software and
svn and tortoisesvn seem to be great candidates. I've recently started
learning how to use tortoisesvn and getting my feet wet with it before
pitching it to my boss for our entire project. So my game plan was to
not install a server anywhere, but to just install the client and start
working with a local repository for my own small projects to learn the
ropes. So far, so good, I think.
        I've followed the directions for creating a local repository and
importing files to the repository. Upon creating a repository, there
were several file directories created (conf, dav, db, hooks, and locks)
and I have no idea what these are. I then created 3 more directories
(trunk, branches, and tags) as instructed in the manual. I had a parent
directory for a project (with several subdirectories and many subroutine
files) that I then imported to the trunk directory in the repository.
        I've been able to check code out of the repository to a working
directory, make changes, commit these changes, and review differences,
etc. -- all the great tools that svn offers.
        But what confuses me is how all the files are stored in the
repository. When I check the trunk directory in the repository, it's
empty. Where and how are the data stored? Is there still a link
between the files I originally imported to the repository? Can I delete
the original source directory that I imported to the repository? Is the
repo-browser the only way to view the repository contents? What is the
repo-browser viewing?
        I appreciate any elucidation anyone might be able to provide.
Received on Thu Jun 29 09:25:14 2006

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