RE: Peculiar "feature" on SVN Export
From: Don Lucas <dlucas_at_dekaresearch.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2014 14:49:59 -0400
On 18.06.2014 16:21, Robert Schor wrote:
You might want to be aware that if you already have a working copy located in the desired location, you can convert it to the same as an exported copy by right clicking on the top level directory and selecting export. TortoiseSVN will then show a destination dialog box where you can navigate back to the same directory that you just right clicked on. When you hit OK, Tortoise realizes that you are trying to export a working copy to itself and it will then show a second dialog box asking you if you want to unversion this working copy. Click on "Remove from version control" and all of the control data in the working copy will be removed. After completion, the original working copy will then be just a simple exported copy of the data that others can use however they like.
Don't get too uptight about the wording of the button ("Remove from version control"), it could have been worded a little better. It does not actually remove anything from version control (i.e., the repository). It simply deletes the top level ".svn" directory so that it is no longer a working copy. This means that no one can accidentally make any commits from it.
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