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Re: Error message "Won't delete locally modified directory" on switch

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-05-27 15:01:29 CEST

On May 27, 2005, at 7:17 AM, Jan Normann Nielsen wrote:

> Hey all
> I don't understand why I sometimes receive this error message:
> svn: Won't delete locally modified directory '[some-directory]'
> svn: Left locally modified or unversioned files

If the server tells the client to remove a directory (during 'update'
or 'switch'), the client will not remove it completely if it contains
either modified files, or unversioned files. It will remove
everything *except* the modified/unversioned things.

> I have run an svn status right before I perform the switch and that
> one shows nothing modified.

Yes, but it probably has unversioned files in it.

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