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Re: adding subdir messed up WC

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-03-29 18:45:46 CEST

On Sun, 2004-03-28 at 10:06, ralf hecht wrote:
> . But still the
> svn status output is frightening - why does it tell us that the root
> directory and the whole path down to "fast" are missing after the failed
> update?

The exclamation points don't mean "missing", but rather "incomplete".
An "incomplete" directory means that the directory isn't confident about
its contents... i.e. it claims to be at working rev N, but might not
have a complete list of entries. It's the thing that allows you to
restart checkouts and updates. If a directory believes itself to be
incomplete, then when you run 'svn up' it will describe *everything* it
has to the server, rather than just tell the server it has a certain
version of a directory.

Anyway, this confusion is my fault. I stupidly overloaded the '!'
symbol to mean *either* missing or incomplete, and forgot to fix it
before 1.0. :-(

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