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Re: svn loses changes when merging a moved file

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-07-08 22:23:27 CEST

On Jul 8, 2005, at 10:23 AM, erh@swapsimple.com wrote:

> I ran into a problem with trying to merge changes to a file
> that was
> moved. If I have a file, and a branch with the file, I normally
> merge the
> changes on the branch with new changes from the trunk with a
> command like
> this:
> cd /path/to/checkedout/branch
> svn merge -r123:124 http://blah/trunk
> This works fine until I move a file on the trunk. The next time I
> do a
> merge after that, the file gets moved on the branch, but ALL changes I
> made on the branch are lost.

They're not lost; the file you were editing becomes 'unversioned',
and the newly renamed file is added. But your data isn't tossed.
It's just not immediately clear where it went.

There's a bug filed on this already, if you want to read more:


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