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Re: How to "svn copy" over and over to the same file?

From: allan juul <allan_at_muly.dk>
Date: 2005-03-08 20:46:34 CET

Dale Worley wrote:

>>From: Subversion Newbie [mailto:subversionnewbie@yahoo.com]
>>I'm trying to implement a post-commit hook that, upon a
>>[certain] file being committed, copies that file (using svn
>>copy) to its equivalent in another part of the same repository.
>>At first glance I thought I could simply have the hook do a
>>"svn copy" of that file from one place in the repository to
>>another, but then realized it only works the first time, and
>>subsequent "svn copy" would give me the error "File ... already
> I think what you want to do is first "svn delete" the target name, then "svn
> copy" to it. That always succeeds.
> At first glance, I thought that you might want to do merges, but then I
> thought better of it -- Subversion knows that each revision of the target
> name is equal to some particular revision of the source name, and so the
> successive revisions of the target name do have proper incremental history
> joining them, although that history is stored in the repository under tha
> source name.
> Dale

we had a simlar problem with out build script

in the post-hook you could do a

   svn ls url

(or a simlar thing using svnloo )
parse the output to verify existence/non-existence

if the destination url does already exist you should change the it in
your copy command accordingly


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