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Re: Delete/Undelete modified working copy

From: Jan Hendrik <jan.hendrik_at_bigfoot.com>
Date: 2004-05-28 13:07:46 CEST

Concerning Re: Delete/Undelete modified workin
Brian Mathis wrote on 27 May 2004, 12:28, at least in part:

> 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.

Sorry, but beside the point. To my recycle bin setting SVN should
fill the bin. It doesn't. Just as John wrote. So any change of this
behaviour would most likely result in SVN still ignoring my (or your
or anyone's) setting of the bin, but simply filling it up. And make
me dealing with deleted stuff twice, no matter of my settings.
While there are lots of undelete tools there are none that could
sensibly empty the bin. So for providing for the accidental delete
you would rather force anyone to put in additional work for reviewing
the bin. Give SVN a CTRL-DEL and then it's OK for anyone.

BTW as John correctly mentioned commandline behaviour I have
heard of tools that intercept CL deletes and put them into the bin.
Maybe this would help you.

Jan Hendrik

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