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Re: Icon overlays description in manual

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-07-24 14:54:40 CEST

On 7/23/07, Olivier Lefevre <lefevrol@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Unless I missed it or I misunderstood SVN status definitions, it seems
> to me that there is a gap there: by construction you can have only one
> overlay per icon and Tortoise imposes a 1-to-1 mapping of overlay to
> status (i.e., no "composite" overlays) but sometimes more than one
> status applies, e.g., a directory could qualify for both the modified
> and deleted overlays. Thus there must exist a priority order among
> overlays inside Tortoise but the manual does not spell out what it is.

Well, it's complicated.

Each status has a priority. The higher priority wins. Don't forget
that even if you see a 'modified' status overlay, it doesn't mean that
the file contents have changed - maybe only the properties have
changed. Here too, the higher priority of the text and property status

The priorities are (first mentioned has highest priority):

'conflicted' overlay:

'modified' overlay:

'deleted' overlay:

'added' overlay:

'normal' overlay:

'needs lock' overlay:
                normal (property set or file rights readonly)
'locked' overlay:
                normal (working copy owns the lock)

no icon overlay:

But it gets more complicated:
If TSVN discovers that there are other overlay handlers installed (it
scans the registry and counts them), it prevents the shell from
loading all its handlers so other handlers can be loaded.
if more than 12 handlers are installed, 'added' will be replaced with
'modified', and 'locked' with 'normal'.


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