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Re: cat works with fully qualified URLs but not with relative paths

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-07-22 20:06:42 CEST

kfogel@collab.net writes:

> Your semi-transcript showed you deleting "testfile" not "test". I
> assume this was just a typo?
> I'm pretty sure this is a known & filed issue, but I couldn't find it
> in the database. It would affect more than just 'svn cat', since it's
> the general problem of referring to an object not present in the
> working copy, and many commands might do that.
> I think Ben might know off the top of his head which issue this is;
> I'll ask him when he comes back from the store.

If you schedule a file for deletion, then commit that deletion, the
file no longer exists in your working copy. So you can't run svn
commands that ask questions about it.... it's gone.

Instead of querying the no-longer-existent wc path, you have to query
the repository instead, using a URL. And you already figured out how
to do that.

So I don't think there's a bug here, this is how 'svn cat', 'svn ls',
and many other commands work.

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Received on Tue Jul 22 20:09:40 2003

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