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Re: Repo Browser question

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2008 23:08:15 +0200

Robert Dailey wrote:

> And branch/tag is nothing more than a fancy copy operation, right? Are
> there any fundamental differences between SVN Copy and SVN branch/tag? I
> realize this is more of a question for the subversion list, but since
> we're already on the topic I hope you won't mind answering for them.
> Thanks.

Subversion doesn't really have a concept of branches or tags. That's
simply a definition of the user (i.e., the /branches, /tags, /trunk
folder structure).
So, the command line client doesn't have a "branch/tag" command, only a
"copy" command. TSVN only uses "branch/tag" because that's what most
users are expecting. Especially beginners look for "branch/tag" and
never realize that "copy" is the command they're looking for.

So to sum up: branch/tag is the very same as a copy.

Stefan

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