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RE: Rename or delete causes chaos

From: Dale Worley <dworley_at_pingtel.com>
Date: 2005-05-11 17:27:57 CEST

> From: Per Lindberg [mailto:per@implior.com]
>
> When I delete or rename a sub-directory in my local Subversioned
> project directory, (without using the TortoiseSVN commands for this)
> TortoiseSVN gets totally confused. The result is Confusion and Chaos.

Uh, how about "Don't do that!"

> Is this normal? A bug? A feature? Shouldn't TortoiseSVN be able to
> figure out for itself what has changed in my subversioned
> directory tree and simply commit those changes when I ask it?

No, because (for instance) when you manually rename "a" to "b", there is no
way for Subversion to know where the new "b" came from.

> I can't see why TortoiseSVN needs special commands to rename
> and delete files and folders. Suppose an IDE (Integrated Development
> Environment) also has ideas about how to rename and delete stuff.
> That would cause a catch-22 situation.

Indeed it would.

Dale

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