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SUGG: Copy overwrite

From: Troy Simpson <troy_at_ebswift.com>
Date: 2005-08-04 02:49:14 CEST

Hello all,

I have read previous discussions involving copy where the user should have
control over the naming of a created subfolder if you attempt to overwrite a
folder, or control whether an error occurs or the folder is auto created.

The scenario that affects me which doesn't seem to be under consideration is
the ability to use svn cp to overwrite a folder with another remotely.

The reason I want to do this is so that we do not need to teach our
secretaries version control methods. We are running a webdav client with
autoversioning and the secretary will only ever have the working folder
mapped (using netdrive). When the working files are ready to become current
(current is publicly viewable), the secretary can run a script which
effectively tags the current folder, and copies the working files over the
current folder. Currently the only way for the script to do this is to tag
the current folder, then delete it, then copy the working folder to the
current folder.

As a developer it is much better to use working copies and do merges etc.,
but by putting subversion into the hands of the not-so-computer literate
must be as simple as possible with as little retraining as possible. It
does not appear to be easy to be able to implement subversion in an
environment where the users are not very computer literate.

I hope all this makes sense.


Troy Simpson

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