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Re: Reverting may delete files

From: Dave Lawrence <dlawrence_at_ad-holdings.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 05 Jan 2009 12:42:12 +0000

Andy Levy wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 06:33, Jan Normann Nielsen <spam_at_dubbekarl.dk> wrote:
>> Hi
>> In some cases, reverting an added file may cause the file to be deleted.
>> My scenario is as following: In a certain folder, I have an added file
>> and a changed file in a sub folder.
>> C:\data\my-wc\common>svn status
>> ? test.txt
>> M taglibs\my-taglib.tld
>> When choosing "check for modifications" in TSVN on the "common" folder,
>> both files show up. Selecting them both and choosing "revert" reverts
>> the changed file and deletes the added file and puts in the trashcan. In
>> my opinion, TSVN should have left the added file as unversioned.
> test.txt is not Added. It's Unknown. Had you actually added that file,
> its status would show A.
>> The bug is definitely there, but due to disclosure at my company, I
>> cannot send a copy of my wc. I've tried to reproduce the bug using a
>> very simple local test repository setup, but TSVN doesn't delete the
>> file in that case. I hope you are able to fix the bug using my
>> description above anyway.
Possibly the confusion between "added" and "unversioned" is the reason
why you couldn't work out how to reproduce this?

> If you can't give an exact reproduction recipe, the developers can't
> research the "bug". "Full reproduction recipe" includes telling us
> what version of TSVN you're using, and your OS.

1) Ensure "use recycle bin when reverting" is selected
2) Select an unversioned file and a modified file from the check for
modifications dialogue, select "revert".
Both files are sent to the recycle bin. The modified file is "restored"
by the revert, the other is "lost".

WinXP SP3. I'm running a nightly build from trunk. (updated this morning)

> Revert should be done by the Subversion libraries, meaning that if
> this were a true bug, it would have been seen/found by someone by now
> and fixed.

I think use of the recycle bin when reverting and resolving is unique to


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