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RE: Switch and TortoiseSVN documentation

From: Bob Archer <Bob.Archer_at_amsi.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2011 15:27:20 -0500

> I have been reading Chapter 4 of Daily Use Guide where is described
> Branching/Tagging and Switch functionality. I understand what
> branching/tagging is for but not switch functionality. Simply a paragraph
> named "To Checkout or to Switch..." is not clear for me. Lets explain it why.
>
> Part: TortoiseSVN → Checkout to make a fresh checkout in an empty folder
>
> Where I'm checking to? Trunk or a new branch/tag? Other way I have created
> same copy of the repo which I have already in a folder X and in that case I don't
> understand why I'm doing that.
>
> Thanks for any explanation.

Not sure I understand your question.

When you "Checkout" you are creating a working copy of the repository based on the URL that you provide. So, you could provide the URL to a trunk or a branch or pretty much any path.

When you switch... you are changing the working copy to a new path. A switch generally is done when the new path shares and ancestor path with the currently checkout out path. (Svn at this point may be smart enough to not allow a switch to a path that doesn't have a common ancestor).

BOb

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