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Re: Explorer Copy Issues

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 21:01:32 +0100

2008/5/15 Matt (MPCM) <WickedLogic_at_gmail.com>:
> I've hit a bit of a weird order of events (bug?) when copying a folder
> that is part of the repository already, and using that as a starting
> point for parallel future modifications. I understand why within that
> folder (and sub folders) it might not show differences, after all
> the .svn data matches, but it seems like the parent folder should be
> able to say 'hey, there's a new folder here', or perhaps a bit further
> and say 'hey, the sub folder svn data doesn't match the path I thought
> it would have'.
> Wanted to see if this is a misconception of mine. This is the only
> confusing item I have hit so far with it.
> Example:
> Directory_A\
> Directory_B\
> File_A_B
> If I copy File_A_B it can tell there is a new file. If I copy
> Directory_B, paste it in Directory_A, and call it Directory_C.
> Directory_A still retains checked and a commit shows now new files.
> Directory_A\
> Directory_B\
> File_A_B
> Directory_C\
> File_A_B
> Is there a reason the data related to Directory_A doesn't cause
> Directory_C to be flagged? I understand a commit from either B or C
> would update the repo's B, I keep feeling like I'm not understanding
> why this is happening.

When you copy a directory, you also copy the .svn folder within it, so
subversion knows that it is already versioned, and where it lives in
the repository. However, Directory_A knows that Directory_C is not one
of its versioned children, and as Directory_C is already versioned it
just assumes it is another unrelated working copy nested inside. If
you use Check for Modifications you will see it listed as 'Nested'.

What you are doing is not the right work flow. You need to right drag
folder B into the same folder and then 'svn copy and rename files
here'. That will create a new Directory_C which subversion knows is
descended from Directory_B.


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