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Re: Forcing an update

From: Saulius Grazulis <grazulis_at_akl.lt>
Date: 2005-06-09 10:16:15 CEST

On Wednesday 08 June 2005 21:30, Ron Gilbert wrote:
> Is there a way to force new revisions down, ignoring any and all changes
> (conflicts) that might be there?  I'm trying to use svn as a way to
> distribute a large (frequently updated) directory tree to users.  The files
> should not be modified by these users, so if they did change something, I
> need svn to just write over it without question.
> These are non-technical users, so any errors about conflicts will just
> confuse them, plus it's all being run from a batch file.
> Ron

Wouldn't the following:

rsync -av --delete --exclude .svn /original/work/copy/

be better that Subverion in this case? Subversion *is* designed to manage
conflicts, that's how it should be.

Besides, if users are not supposed to modify data, that data should be
read-only for those users... no?

Saulius Gražulis
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