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Re: Merging or moving from "trunk" to a branch.

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-02-22 21:53:58 CET

On Feb 22, 2005, at 2:38 PM, Max Bowsher wrote:

> Stephen McConnell wrote:
>> I need to be able to move individual files from the "trunk" to a
>> branch.
>> I have tried merging it, but that doesn't work. The only way I seem
>> to
>> be able to do this is to delete the file in the branch and "copy" the
>> file to trunk. BUT this creates a new revision number...
>> Is there a way that I can get a file copied from trunk to the branch
>> and keept the same revision number on the file??
> NO! Doing so would violate one of Subversion's core principals - a
> revision, once committed, *never* changes.

I think Stephen is quite getting the idea that Subversion doesn't
expose per-file revision numbers to users. Files don't get copied from
branch to branch. Instead, *changes* get duplicated. That's what 'svn
merge' is all about.

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