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Re: creating a tag from TortoiseSVN - should the tag parent direc tory already exist?

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-05-01 19:59:03 CEST

Doucette, Charles wrote:
[snip]
> If I use the command line tool, it would be:
>
> svn copy vsw svn://rope/software/tags/tag4
>
> In this case, I had already created the directory tag4 in the repository.
> It successfully copied the directory vsw under tag4.
>
> Before I did it in the command line, I tried to do it using Tortoise.
>
> I said the target URL was
> svn://rope/software/tags/tag4
>
> It failed and told me the target directory already exists.

Of course! Because you should have used the url
svn://rope/software/tags/tag4/vsw
instead.

You see: people have problems if a copy/branch/tag automatically adds a
foldername. Because most of the time, you want the working copy to be
tagged directly, and have the tag name be something else:

svn://rope/software/tags/version-1.0.2

or something like that. It's not necessary (and most of the time not
wanted) to add the name of the working copy itself.

Stefan

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