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Re: Dumb question, perhaps

From: Matjaz <mc1607slo_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-06-29 09:50:06 CEST

No dumb questions, no dumb people, only dumb answers... :-)


On 6/29/06, Leon Zandman <lzandman@lode.nl> wrote:
> I thought there weren't any dumb questions, only dumb people... :-)
> Greetings,
> 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
> Hi,
> 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.
> Thanks,
> Kevin
Received on Thu Jun 29 09:50:15 2006

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