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Re: Inadvertently deleted a folder

From: Tigger <mccreath_at_bigfoot.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 10:05:05 +1030

"Oliver Salzburg" <oliversalzburg_at_web.de> wrote in
message news:47D6920C.4020604_at_web.de...
> Tigger wrote:
>> I just committed quite a large update. I glanced over the change list and
>> all looked fine, then clicked ok and went for a coffee.
>>
>> I came back to see that the commit had changed its mind, and instead of
>> doing all the shown updates, it was deleting the folder they were all
>> countained in!!!!
>>
>> Cancel did not work, so I ended up doing a commit that deleted a whole
>> developement area!!!
>>
>> Luckily it did not remove the files from my local copy so I'm currenlty
>> going throught the process of exporting, deleting, cleaning, re-importing
>> to get things close to what they were.
>>
>> Why did it do this?
>>
>> Tigger
> I've had something like that happen to me too once.
> I think it happened because i accidentally moved metadata from a subfolder
> into my wc root. Or maybe it was the other way around. But i definitely
> wasn't
> cautious enough when moving files around.

I'm very careful when moving/copying files now. Infact, for copying, I tend
to make a new file and copy the content so the files don't get linked.

I have the feeling I didn't inspect the commit list enough. I did a "select
all" so there could have been a "delete Trunk" entry in there that I
accidentally enabled.

I know my updates included some deletes of folders directly within the
trunk. Could this have been where svn got confused?

Tigger

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