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Re: tagging just a few files

From: Benjamin Pflugmann <benjamin-svn-usr_at_pflugmann.de>
Date: 2004-11-29 13:18:56 CET

On Sat 2004-11-27 at 13:08:15 +0530, Sunil Shetye wrote:
> Quoting from Benjamin Pflugmann's mail on Fri, Nov 26, 2004 at 07:26:18PM +0100:
> > > Is it possible to have an option like "--parents" to "svn copy" to
> > > make tagging of some files easier?
[...]
> > a good start would to post a more specific explanation of
> > how such a feature would work, as from the descriptions I read up to
> > now, I am not clear what exactly --parents is meant to do.
>
> The option is meant to be similar to the --parents option in cp(1).

What if you specify URLs as source?

> > If, on the other hands, a work-around is okay, but the one I presented
> > just doesn't do the job fully yet, tell me more about it, and I will
> > try to solve the remaining issues with you.
>
> I guess, the workaround in which I have to manipulate the files not in
> package is not okay for me. I actually have more than 3000 files in my
> repository, more than 40 packages, and not more than 200 files per
> package. So, if your solution involves deleting almost all the files
> many times over, don't expect any new year wishes from me :-) In any
> case, just deleting the files doesn't seem to work (see below).

If the solution isn't interesting to you, I won't put in the effort to
get the details solved. I currently don't see a better (already
available) solution.

(Oh, regarding the rm: I think I just got it exactly the wrong way,
i.e. that you need to use "svn rm" not "rm". I already had that
working once, I just don't recall the details without actually doing
it again.)

[...]
> > Nor with figuring out the stuff to remove (you obviously have a list
> > of what to tag; it's easy to get a list of all items; so the list of
> > items to remove is a simple operations on sets).
>
> Not exactly. You also have to figure out which directories to remove.
> For example, if no file under src/ is in pkg1, then there is no point
> in tagging the empty directory src/.

I meant simple in the sense of easy to compute, not simple
implementation (in contrast to e.g. translating human languages, which
is hard to compute).

Bye,

        Benjamin.

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