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Re: Commiting objects named .svn Was: .svn directory - safe to add files in ".svn" or ".svn/tmp"?

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Mon, 05 May 2014 19:56:53 -0400

On 05.05.2014 06:56, David Balažic wrote:
> Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> On May 4, 2014, at 15:46, David Balažic wrote:
>>> Branko Čibej <brane <at> wandisco.com> writes:
>>>> It's not a question of SVN being fragile or not. The .svn/ directory
>>>> is private to Subversion and you're not allowed to fiddle with it.
>>> Servus Branko,
>>> related to this, is the name ".svn" reserved/prohibited?
>>> What if I wanted to commit a bunch of files that would contain a file (or
>>> folder) named ".svn”.
>> That would not be supported. Don’t do that.
> (I'm not subscribed, BTW)
> I did some quick tests with TortoiseSVN 1.7.14 (based on Subversion 1.7.16) and while it refuses to add/commit the name ".svn",
> I could rename an existing versioned object (both file and folder) from another name to the name ".svn" and commit it (local repository).
> It is an old version, but if interested, someone can check this with the latest software.

The subversion command-line client does not let you do this in the
working copy, but does let you rename something to ".svn" directly in
the repository. This is probably a bug ...

-- Brane

Branko Čibej | Director of Subversion
WANdisco // Non-Stop Data
e. brane_at_wandisco.com
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