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Re: Behavior of svn move

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2004-05-10 08:04:53 CEST

Ray Johnson wrote:

> We just moved a folder of a large number of files under a folder to a
> new location. On the client doing the move it was a painless thing.
> However, for other clients it seemed to have to download all the files
> again as "new" files and the a delete of the old location. In this
> because the directory was so large it took a while to do.
> I'm curious why the behavior for the second client was not more like a
> "move" then all the adds and a delete. Is this be design for some
> reason? Or is it an optimization waiting to happen?

Currently, rename or move are implemented as a copy+delete. Yes, this is
an optimization waiting to happen, but it'll be a while; first, the
server has to implement "real" renames; then the client has to learn to
handle them during updates.

-- Brane

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