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Re: Delete/Undelete modified working copy

From: Brian Mathis <bmathis_at_directedge.com>
Date: 2004-05-27 18:28:22 CEST

Jan Hendrik wrote:

>Concerning Delete/Undelete modified working co
>Vincent Thornley wrote on 26 May 2004, 14:48, at least in part:
>>1. Can the Windows SVN client be changed to move deleted files to the
>>recycle bin, rather than completely deleting them?
>I would rather *not* like to have SVN (or any other app for that
>matter) filling up the recycle bin as in practice it means dealing
>twice with the stuff I wanna get rid of. FWIW I have turned off the
>bin for all drives except the own data partition - where I about
>always use CTRL-DEL though. YMMV, but for accidents like the
>one you had there are
SVN should work like every other Windows app and abide by the
preferences you set up on your machine. If you don't like using the
recycle bin, then you can change it.

The fact that it is not *your* preference does not mean that all apps
should ignore a preference and work the way you want them to.

>1) regular backups of your own data (daily, hourly, automatically,
>just what fits your needs best);
>2) tools like DriveRescue which are especially effective in cases
>you notice a mistake just after hitting the wrong button.
>Jan Hendrik
The whole point of using a computer is to make your life easier. What
you suggest certainly does not make life easier. A person should have
to run an undelete program every time a file is accidentally deleted?
That's absurd when there's already a very simple method for handling
this type of mistake.

Indeed, the use of subversion itself could be deemed unnecessary by a
certain type of zealot. "Just keep a copy of every file before you
change it!" they could say. SVN simply makes our lives easier, and
that's why we use it.

Freedom quote:

    Don't give me crap because I prefer things to be easy to use. I am
    not any less smart because I prefer that tools make my life easier
    (though perhaps I'm smarter because of this). I'd rather spend my
    time doing something productive than jumping through hoops because
    someone else decided that the "right" way is the hard way.

Anyway.. SVN on Windows should probably honor the preference set in the
Recycle Bin.

Brian Mathis
Received on Thu May 27 18:29:08 2004

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