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Moving a moved file

From: Folker Schamel <schamel23_at_spinor.com>
Date: 2003-12-26 16:39:58 CET

Hello everyone!

First I also want to wish everyone happy chrismas
and big, big thanks to the svn team for developing
this great tool!

Some minor (absolutely non-critical) issue I came over.
Maybe this was already discussed, and also the message
"try committing first" indicates that this behaviour
is intentional, but I couldn't find anything about it
in the FAQ or mailing lists.

You cannot move a moved file again without an intermediate
commit of a broken project state, see log below.
Is there a logical reason for this?
Somehow I would expect that svn commands
which operate on a wc should be associative
(-> "move a b; move b c" should be equivalent to "move a c";
"add a; move a b" should be equivalent "add b" etc.)
The practical aspect is that if you did a wrong move,
it is ugly to correct this mistake without checking in
a broken project state into the repository.
Another practical aspect for example is that you cannot
move a directory and then afterwards rename files within
this directory without an intermediate commit.

This is definitely no critical issue,
but a would-be-nice-to-have.



C:\temp\svntest\wc>svn --version
svn, version 0.34.0 (r7859)
     compiled Dec 4 2003, 08:08:28

Copyright (C) 2000-2003 CollabNet.
Subversion is open source software, see http://subversion.tigris.org/

The following repository access (RA) modules are available:

* ra_dav : Module for accessing a repository via WebDAV (DeltaV) protocol.
    - handles 'http' schema
    - handles 'https' schema
* ra_local : Module for accessing a repository on local disk.
    - handles 'file' schema
* ra_svn : Module for accessing a repository using the svn network protocol.
    - handles 'svn' schema

C:\temp\svntest>svnadmin create repo

C:\temp\svntest>svn checkout file:///temp/svntest/repo wc
Checked out revision 0.

C:\temp\svntest>cd wc

C:\temp\svntest\wc>echo test>test.txt

C:\temp\svntest\wc>svn add test.txt
A test.txt

C:\temp\svntest\wc>svn commit -m ""
Adding test.txt
Transmitting file data .
Committed revision 1.

C:\temp\svntest\wc>svn move test.txt test1.txt
A test1.txt
D test.txt

C:\temp\svntest\wc>svn move --force test1.txt test2.txt
svn: Trying to use an unsupported feature
svn: Cannot copy or move 'test1.txt': it's not in the repository yet; try commit
ting first


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