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Re: svn copy syntax

From: Michael W Thelen <thelenm_at_cs.utah.edu>
Date: 2004-06-11 07:19:55 CEST

* Mark Phippard <MarkP@softlanding.com> [2004-06-10 22:11]:
> Finally, would it create both the "maintenance" and "r1.0" folders if they
> did not exist? Another response seemed to imply that it would. If not, I
> am sure it would error out in that case.

Nope, just as in a Unix filesystem, the destination directory of a move
or copy operation has to exist already. One of the examples I used was
to copy to /maintenance/foo-bar-baz, which works because /maintenance
already exists. If you tried to copy to /maintenance/foo/bar/baz
instead, Subversion would give you a "path not found" error because
/maintenance/foo/bar does not exist (and unfortunately it won't try to
create it for you).

-- Mike

-- 
Michael W. Thelen
I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the
people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent
and sudden usurpations.
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Received on Fri Jun 11 07:22:46 2004

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