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Re: Directory under version control or not?

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-03-27 16:32:42 CET

Jonatan wrote:

> I just ran into a situation where the working copy seems to get confused
> about whether a directory is scheduled for addition or not. 'svn st'
> says it isn't (at least that's how I understand the "?" symbol), but
> when you try to 'svn add' it you get an error message about it already
> being under version control. The following example illustrates this:
>
> svnadmin create repo
> svn co file://`pwd`/repo wc
> cd wc
> svn mkdir dir1
> cp -R dir1 dir2

You should be running 'svn cp', not 'cp'. By running normal 'cp',
you've duplicated the dir1 working copy. You now have a completely
independent working copy named 'dir2' that is unconnected to 'wc', even
though it's nested. So when you try to 'svn add dir2', the error is,
"no way, that's already a separate working copy."

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