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Re: Feature request: SubWCRev if not inside a working copy

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2009 20:55:16 +0200

On 21.10.2009 00:25, Simon Large wrote:
> 2009/10/19 Stefan Küng<tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>:
>> On 19.10.2009 20:50, Gingko wrote:
>>> I generally use SubWCRev from within a script (actually most of the time
>>> from a Visual Studio project rule, which is a kind of script).
>>> That way, I can generate a C or C++ header file from a template file.
>>> I suppose that calling SubWCRev from a script is a probably a very common
>>> usage of it.
>>> On another hand, whereas the whole main project is maintained inside a
>>> versioned directory, it is very common that I make an unversioned copy of
>>> this same directory, side by side in a common root directory, that I use
>>> for testing changes that I am not sure if I will decide to commit or not.
>>> This twin project is anyway fully working, but because SubWCRev needs a
>>> working copy, I have to make some changes in this twin project in order to
>>> remove SubWCRev usage, whereas I would like to have all of its contents
>>> being basically as identical as possible to the versioned one (except of
>>> course for my testing changes).
>>> As I use a directory comparison software for finding differences between
>>> these directories, I would like SubWCRev not needing any change for being
>>> able to run in the versioned or in the non versioned directory.
>>> So I think it would be great if SubWCRev could run without error even in a
>>> non versioned directory, of course not for getting correct version numbers
>>> (I don't care of these numbers in this case), but rather for not breaking
>>> project generations.
>> Sorry, but that's not the job of SubWCRev. It has to throw an error in
>> case you're using it on an unversioned folder.
>> But you can change your script to catch that error and then either write
>> default values to your version file, or copy a template version file to
>> the destination.
> The problem is that it doesn't throw a specific error for unversioned
> folders, so it is not so easy to catch. We could exit with errorlevel
> 10 in that case.

Done in r17525.


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