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Re: Problems understanding file addition and removal after patches

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-04-15 17:10:18 CEST

On Thu, 2004-04-15 at 06:40, Lukas Ruf wrote:
> Dear all,
> when I apply a patch to an existing directory, for example upgrading
> linux-2.4.25 to 26, files might be added or removed.
> So far, I have figured out that I can check the status by "svn
> status" which reports new files with '?' and removed files with '!'.
> Since I must accept all the changes by the upstream patches in any
> case, I have been wondering if there is another, smoother way to handle
> these additions and removals than just typing all the file names one
> after the other.

You're doing the reasonable thing. Some shell scripting can help: pipe
'svn status' output into a script which notices '?'/'!' files and
automatically 'svn add/rm's them. There's no reason to hand-type every

Also read the section about 'vendor branches' in chapter 7; in
particular, the svn_load_dirs.pl script might help you out here.

But honestly, if you spend lots of time trading patches with people and
trying to manage them, you might be better off with 'arch'.

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