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Re: Can I work on my SVN tree with SVN unaware tools?

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2008 12:23:58 -0400

On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 12:12 PM, rinswind <Rinsvind_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> Since TortoiseSVN integrates with explorer I was wondering if it
> automatically tracks the changes to the working copy and updates the
> info within the ".SVN" directories?

Only if you make those changes using the SVN commands under the TSVN
menu item, or on the context menu that comes up when you right-click &
drag.

> I need this because I want to use
> various tools which do not have SVN integration to move and change
> both files and directories in my working copy. I want to even go in
> and make changes by hand directly with explorer and have them tracked
> propertly. Currently I think such activities will leave my working
> copy in a corrupted state :( Am I right?

You are correct. Any file moves or renames will not be tracked. TSVN
doesn't "watch" the filesystem and update the .svn data when it sees
things changed.

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