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Re: Corret deletion of subdirectories of working copies?

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-04-16 16:32:54 CEST

On Fri, 2004-04-16 at 04:07, Lukas Ruf wrote:

> One way would be to overcome this problem would be remove the whole
> mistaken checkout and checkout only the subdirectories I need, but
> my question is: Can't I simply remove the directories locally without
> checking out again?

If directory A contains subdirs B and C, then subversion is keenly aware
of this fact. You can't make it forget that directory A has a specific
list of children.

So if you checkout directory A, but decide that you don't want directory
B, you can't simply delete directory B. Subversion will continually
complain that it's missing, that directory A is incomplete, and it will
try to re-fetch directory B every time you run 'svn up'.

However, if you just want directory B as a 'standalone' working copy,
that's fine. Just move the whole directory B somewhere else, and delete
the directory A working copy. Directory B is still a fully operational,
detachable working copy.

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Received on Fri Apr 16 16:35:08 2004

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