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Re: Feature request: Repair copy

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 09:28:08 +0100

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2009/6/29 kainhart <jeffrey.pierson_at_gmail.com>:
> I agree with the original poster. A "Repair Copy" would be very useful
> in cases where a file was copied without the intention of wanting it
> to have the source control history but then the developer may change
> their mind. This happens to me regularly when copying things through
> the IDE since it makes multiple copy and rename easier for groups of
> related files such as codegen files.
>
> The only currently solution that I have is to temporarily rename the
> copied file, do the proper subversion copy and rename, delete the
> newly copied file directly, and finally rename my original copy back
> to the name I started with. Obviously after this many steps you can
> see why we would like a "Repair Copy" command.
>
> The worst part about not having this feature is that I and other
> developers many times opt to just make the copy externally and then
> add it in as a new file which effectively looses history as well as
> being potentially inefficient with regard to delta required and space
> consumed by the repository.
>
> On Aug 22 2008, 4:59 am, "Simon Large"
> <simon.tortoise..._at_googlemail.com> wrote:
>> 2008/8/22 Ans Vlug <ansv..._at_gmail.com>:
>>
>> > I'm very impressed with the 1.5 release, among which with theRepair
>> > Move feature. (See chapter 5.14.5).
>>
>> > A feature that is not present, but fairly similar, isRepairCopy. The
>> > idea is that you can select an Uncommitted (or Added?) file and the
>> > file it is copied from and then click "RepairCopy". This behavior
>> > would then be the same as when I would have right-dragged the original
>> > file to the new destination and then have selected "SVNCopyand
>> > rename versioned files here".
>>
>> Why don't you just use "SVNcopyand rename" in the first place?
>> "RepairMove" is to handle the case where an IDE renames files behind
>> your back and you have to recover from that.

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