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Re: Issue with updating when folder already exists on local hard drive

From: Jan Hendrik <jan.hendrik_at_bigfoot.com>
Date: 2004-03-31 22:18:43 CEST

Concerning Issue with updating when folder alr
Bryan Andrews wrote on 31 Mar 2004, 12:25, at least in part:

> This issue seems to come up often:
> We have a local folder that is part of a project but is not in source
> control for example lets call it "externalimages". Several developers
> may have this folder. A decision is made that this folder should be
> added to source control, it is added by one developer, now the next
> developer who tries to update will have a problem if they too had this
> folder in their project (the SVN client does not want to overwrite
> it).
> Is there a way to prompt to overwrite this local folder/contents from
> the subversion repository rather than fail on the update?

Some good communications in the team is necessary:

While one developer adds and commits this folder, the other have
to move their copies of the folder out of the way. After updating
their working copies they have this folder under version control, too.
Now this versioned folder must be synchronized with their original
one (except for the .svn folder area) and committed.

Jan hendrik

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