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Re: how to predict copy behavior?!

From: Vincent Starre <vstarre_at_comcast.net>
Date: 2005-09-05 23:40:38 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

> Vincent Starre wrote:
>
>> My main problem with svn cp and import commands are the lack of a way to
>> see what the tree will look like before and after an operation, without
>> actually performing the operation.
>
>
> So what do you recommend? How would you improve things?
>
>
I feel that absolutely everything should take --dry-run, even things
where it doesnt seem to make sense :)

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C:\>svn import c svn+ssh://deknez/r3wt/svn/tst/branches/c -m ""

Log message unchanged or not specified
a)bort, c)ontinue, e)dit
c
Adding c\a
Adding c\b
Adding c\c
Adding c\d
Adding c\d\e
Adding c\d\f

Committed revision 14.
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This tells you which local files were committed, but makes no mention of
the remote structure-
for example "tst" did not previously exist.

meanwhile, this command evidences the need for a "dry run".
C:\>svn import c svn+ssh://deknez/r3wt/svn/tst/branches/ -m ""

if "branches" already exists, this creates 'c' under 'branches.
otherwise, it creates only 'branches'.
Similar to a normal system "cp", only creating any extra directories
along the way.

Yes, everyone learns to deal with it as they use it, but offering a
better way
to avoid worthless oops commits, for those first starting, is always a
good thing. And, of course,
some of us have alias rm='rm -i' in our .profiles even after years of
experience- it's nice to get an
"are you sure?" sometimes.

On a related note, it seems that svn cp does /not/ create leading up
directories. it is not entirely
unoften that I am put off by needing an extra mkdir commit to create a
"tags" directory. (of course
everyone just tells me "plan ahead")

in short: warnings = GOOD, errors = Annoying! ;)

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