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Re: Checkin without working copy

From: Dirk Hoffmann <dh.discuss_at_web.de>
Date: 2004-08-27 11:12:29 CEST

Max Bowsher wrote:

> Dirk Hoffmann wrote:
> ...
>
>> One java program copies files into the repository another one retrieves
>> the files from the repository (simplified version). I'm using the
>> javahl-binding as a bridge from java to subversion.
>
> ...
>
>> What I don't need are working copies as no user has direct access to the
>> repository and no editing takes place on local copies.
>
> ...
>
>> But things are getting complicated when a new version of an already
>> existing file needs to be put into the directory which is the most
>> frequent use case.
>>
>> At the moment this is my receipt to achieve that:
>>
>> 1. Checkout the file's parent directory into a temporary working copy.
>> 2. Copy the new version of the file into the working copy overwriting
>> the previous version
>> 3. Commit change providing a log message
>> 4. For administrative reasons get the number of the head revision.
>>
>> Doing so has the disadvantage of checking out not only single files but
>> entire directories. There is also a big overhead for creating the
>> working copy's directory structure.
>
> ...
>
>> If there was a way to copy new versions of files into the repository
>> without needing a working copy subversions range of use cases would be
>> much broader.
>
>
> There is. But not with the java bindings or svn command line client.
>
> You would need to either enhance the java bindings, or write an
> external program (in C, python or perl) and run that.
>
> Max.

Oh really.

Could you (or someone else) please give me a hint, which API to use.

I thought it was impossible as I can't see any C-function in
libsvn_client that provides the needed functionality.

Regards Dirk

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