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RE: how to access deleted file/directory?

From: THOMAS DAVID VAUGHAN <tom_at_vaughan.to>
Date: 2005-06-16 18:27:32 CEST

 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Weintraub [mailto:qazwart@gmail.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2005 6:34 PM
> To: THOMAS DAVID VAUGHAN
> Cc: users@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: how to access deleted file/directory?
>
> On 6/15/05, THOMAS DAVID VAUGHAN <tom@vaughan.to> wrote:
> >
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: David Weintraub [mailto:qazwart@gmail.com]
> > > Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2005 1:41 PM
> > > To: THOMAS DAVID VAUGHAN
> > > Cc: users@subversion.tigris.org
> > > Subject: Re: how to access deleted file/directory?
> > >
> > > Just to clarify, you did this:
> > >
> > > $ svn copy https://svn/repros/foo/component-2/trunk
> > > http://myserver/foo/tags/build-3
> >
> > No. This was to the same server.
> >
>
> My bad. I originally used "http://myserver" as the URL, then
> realized that you actually gave the URL as
> "https://svn/repos". I changed some, but not others.
>
> > > I personally would have done a "svn copy" to a tag or branch
> > > directory instead of a "svn co" (at least at first) just
> so I can find that point again. But, the "svn co"
> > > works just as well.
> >
> > I don't understand this. The copy would be instead of which
> checkout
> > operation?
> >
>
> Not instead, really. Just as a way of getting the link back
> into the visible portion of the tree. Once you do the copy to
> either the branches or tags directory, you could then do a
> checkout or export to get a copy of the repository locally.
> That way, you could make changes and commit them back into the tree.

Ah, OK. I understand.

>
> If you merely checkout an earlier revision of the directory
> tree, you cannot make any changes and commit them back to the
> repository.

Correct. And we don't want make changes, we just want to be able to restore
historical builds. This is something that was easy to do with tags under
CVS, but not so, perhaps again because of the way I laid out the repository,
with subversion.

Thanks much David.

-Tom

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