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Re: Getting Started

From: Jean-Marc van Leerdam <j.m.van.leerdam_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-12-22 10:30:34 CET


On 22/12/06, Daniel Essin <essin@ieee.org> wrote:
> If I'm in the US and I send a request to China for toys, that's importing.
> If I
> go to China and send a request to the US to take some toys off my hands,
> that's
> exporting.
> So tell me again why, in order to import into svn, I go to China (the
> unmonitored src files) and send a message (the rt-click "import") to svn to
> take
> the files off my hands and place them under version control?
> It would make more sense to me if the import was initiated on the repository
> directory.

You have a point in general, but in SVN scope these terms are not used
as relative terms but as absolute terms.

Importing means 'bringing something under version control'
Exporting means 'extracting something that is available under version control'.

Keep in mind that usually you do not have file access to the
repository. The repository is a server side thing that gets accessed
through URLs (http(s):, svn: or file:). In that setting, all SVN
client commands are executed against local files and/or working

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