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Re: WebDAV access problem with .svn directories

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-08-10 21:52:57 CEST

Josh Kuo <josh.kuo@prioritynetworks.net> writes:

> To most users on my network, this is just a "remote file server" that
> allows them to drag-n-drop files back and forth. But if an user were to
> drag an entire directory/folder from the remote subversion server to her
> desktop, what happens is it copies *everything* in that directory, from
> the files, sub directories, to all the .svn structure.

Users who drag and drop WebDAV folders should not even get a .svn
folder. Only a Subversion client program would create that. That is,
of course, unless somehow a .svn directory found it's way into the
repository via some other method.

> And this creates a problem when she drags the entire folder back to
> the server, because the old folder gets deleted first, and then her
> new version is added, except because she has not actual svn client
> installed, the versioning information is not present in her folder's
> .svn directories.

And from here my understanding of what you're talking about goes far
away. :-)

Perhaps a step-by-step, detailed recipe/explanation would help.

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