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Re: revert -keep?

From: Michael Wood <mwood_at_its.uct.ac.za>
Date: 2003-08-09 23:30:12 CEST

On Sat, Aug 09, 2003 at 12:59:32PM -0700, David Mankin wrote:
> --On Saturday, August 09, 2003 10:43 AM -0500 Ben Collins-Sussman
> <sussman@collab.net> wrote:
> >Karl Palsson <kpalsson@cisco.com> writes:
> >
> >>In a clearcase uncheckout, you have the option of either removing or
> >>keeping your modified files. if you choose to remove, the behaviour is
> >>as per subversion, if you choose to keep, you get filename.keep and
> >>later .keep.2 and .keep.3 and so on.
> >>
> ...
> >
> >You're not required to use 'svn revert' at all; it's a just a
> >convenience for removing local changes. It's not the same as
> >"uncheckout", because you never declared the edit to begin with. And
> >in a similar vein, you can just manually copy your changed files
> >elsewhere before running 'svn revert'.
> >
> I'd like to point out that the CVS equivalent command to 'svn revert' is
> 'cvs update -C filename'. This command *does* keep the modified copy
> around under a .#filename.version file. Offering the same thing in svn,
> while technically only a "convenience" for manually copying the files, is
> likely to prevent people being disappointed that their local changes were
> lost.

Subversion will only throw away the local changes iff you use --force.
Is that not reminder enough?

Michael Wood <mwood@its.uct.ac.za>
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