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encouraging users to switch

From: John Kristian <John.Kristian_at_Siebel.com>
Date: 2005-02-04 18:35:21 CET
Can you recommend a way to encourage users to execute `svn switch` after a branch is moved?
I plan to move a branch that has many working copies, which were checked out by many users.  I'll tell the users to run `svn switch`, but I expect some stragglers will neglect to do so.  If they run `svn update`, their working copies will be deleted (because I deleted the old branch).  This will be annoying: it will cost them time to delete their working copies and then re-create new ones (after switching).  Most will be startled to see the deletions, and some will waste time and energy figuring out that they need to switch.  (But it won't do any lasting harm that I can think of.)
It would be better if `svn update` from the old branch had no effect on users' working copies, and gave a warning message like:
This branch has moved.
Try again, after executing `svn switch <new branch> <working copy>`.
- John Kristian

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