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Re: Copy (Branch/Tag) Dialog question

From: Daniel Atallah <daniel.atallah_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-08-03 06:36:18 CEST

On 8/2/06, Rainer Müller <mueller_rainer@gmx.de> wrote:
> Jeremy Ross wrote:
> > I'm getting unexpected results when using the Branch/Tag feature. For
> > example:
> >
> >> From WC at URL: http://mydomain.com:2011/svn/repos/App/trunk
> > To URL: http://mydomain.com:2011/svn/repos/App/tags/rel_0.2
> >
> > What I want is for the contents of App/trunk to be copied into
> > App/tags/rel_0.2
> >
> > However, the App/trunk folder itself is being copied, so I end up with
> > App/tags/rel_0.2/trunk/.
> >
> > Can someone shed some light on what I'm doing wrong?
>
> That's some sort of strange Subversion behavior. If the target directory already
> exists, it creates a directory with the basename of the source directory in it.
> To avoid this, simply enter the path to .../branches/foobar without creating
> foobar before. I don't know if this issue will ever be fixed...

This behavior seems logical to me; it is the same thing that the `cp`
unix command has done for years. ;)

-D

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