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RE: Feature Request: Delete in report contextmenu for Restored items

From: Bob Archer <Bob.Archer_at_amsi.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2013 13:46:49 +0000

> > When deleting a file with a thirt party application (f.e. Visual
> > Studio) you forget about it and it gets restored when you perform an
> > update.
> > It would be nice if there would be an "SVN Delete"
> > context menu entry available for such restored items.
> Hi!
> I wish to strongly support this feature request. For the umpteenth time I was
> shot in the leg by TortioseSVN unbiddenly restoring files I deleted earlier
> from the IDE when I did an "update" without remembering to mark those
> files as deleted first. It is quite awkward when you need to look up all those
> files to delete them again, so a way to undo the damage directly would be
> nice.
> It would be even better if it would be possible to switch off this restoring of
> files. Why is that done in the first place? I see two possible reasons for
> missing files:
> 1. Deliberate deletion by the user. Then restoring them on update is certainly
> not what the user wants.
> 2. Accidential deletion. Then "revert" us your friend - why optimize for this
> rare case?

This is no different than deleting a file from the file system without using svn delete command. If you want to delete a file from the repository you have to tell SVN about it, and then commit that delete. Otherwise SVN does not know your intent and yes, when you update it is going to bring that file back.

I don't see anything here that is broken.

I would suggest, wrt Visual Studio that you install ankhsvn. This way, file adds/deletes/moves you make in the IDE are "registered" with svn and shown as pending changes when you do your next commit.



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